Sunday, April 15, 2012

3 April 2012, The Straits Times reported: Overhead bridges get 'green' lights to conserve energy

Photo: This pedestrian overhead bridge near Block 233 in Boundary Road is one of 50 islandwide that have LED lights and intelligent lighting detection systems. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

New commuter facilities such as overhead bridges, pedestrian underpasses and taxi stands will soon come with 'green' features to conserve energy. LED lighting will also be installed at existing overhead bridges and other facilities whose fluorescent lights need replacing.

My Opinion: The constant development of LED lighting has led to more affordable LEDs with better lighting effect and quality. The use of LED tubes for overhead bridges is an example of how we can lower the electricity consumption. My belief in building a sustainable environment is inclined towards lowering current input to achieve the same output for our appliances. This short term measure will surely be the lifeline while the world test out new methods to produce renewable energy.