As part of its commitment to its promise of lighting up the state, Lagos State government collaborated with LED Limited. The state government signed a contract to supply and install over 10,000 street lights covering 300km road with Chief Executive Officer of LED, Alan Parker.
The partnership between both parties which consist of £5 million project will see a full turn-key solution being delivered, incorporating LED energy efficient lighting and intelligent control systems combined with the company’s state-of-the-art Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) which it will install across 300 kilometres of road.
Moreover, a consortium has been created between LED Ltd and another indigenous company, Biswal Limited to retrofit major roads in Lagos as part of the urban regeneration projects in highbrow areas such as; Victoria Island, Ikeja and Ikoyi. LED lighting solutions will initially cover about 31% of the entire city street light infrastructure and are expected to improve environmental sustainability, provide energy savings and reduce maintenance costs.
As part of conjunction with the projects, LED will also be providing jobs about 500 jobs for local people in the construction and setup of the lighting and Hybrid Energy Power Assembly Plant in Epe. This expected to be the main future source of ingenious sustainable energy systems in and around Africa. These projects are part of Lagos State Government project to ‘Light Up Lagos’.
Reacting to the project and partnership, Alan Parker asserted that “We have been supplying our intelligent LED streetlights into Nigeria for over 10 years, every time I visit I get to see our original lighting installations still working.”
In addition, he said, “With lighting manufacturers virtually non-existent in Nigeria and the West coast of Africa, it is imperative for us to push to the next level by partnering with a local established company (LEDCo Ltd) to manufacture LED lighting locally in Lagos. By bringing this investment to Nigeria, it also secures a future for Low Energy Designs in the UK by manufacturing the components to supply to LEDCo Ltd for our Intelligent Lighting Systems and Hybrid Energy Storage Systems which will revolutionize the energy market and increase sustainability for the future in Nigeria.”
The company revealed that the lighting used for the road projects will be based on a combination of three of its LED products, the Phoenix ULTRA, SunBURST and Norrsken all proven to reduce energy consumption, lower carbon emissions and allow the customer to be in control of light intensity, power and remote maintenance, thus reducing costs.
It is a proven fact that LED lighting products have been used extensively outdoors on almost every continent in the world for over ten years. Also, HESS deployed as part of the project is a scalable, power supply cycling system capable of powering an average home or large business premises by storing and using renewable or off-peak energy.
LED believed that energy storage is a rapidly developing technology which it will continue to develop and the company’s products will also support Nigeria burgeoning market and across Africa.