GE Lighting and Xi'an ETDZ partner on LED roadway lighting project in China.
March 2011 - As part of Chinese pilot cities “10 cities, 10,000 lights” SSL application engineering project, the city of Xi'an deployed energy-saving and environment-friendly roadway lighting project by replacing 500 traditional High Pressure Sodium lamps with GE’s award-winning EvolveTM LED roadway lights along Mingguang Road, the second main road of its National Economic & Technological Development Zone (ETDZ). This 5,000- meter block serves as a demonstration to all municipal roads in the entire zone of a higher-efficiency lighting system.
It’s estimated that upon completion of deploying the GE LED R150, a star product which won NGL 2009 Best in Class award for street/roadway lighting, the project would demonstrate each set power saving of 120W compared to the original 250W traditional High Pressure Sodium lamp, with the system effective energy saving reaching 45% and less than 20% Lumens depreciation in 500,000 hours service life.
“GE LED EvolveTM R150 is a highly reliable LED solution specially designed for roadway lighting,” said Wang Guihai, General Manager of GE Lighting China LED said. “The system is the perfect fit for the needs of urban municipalities that is designed to perform 50,000- hour lifetime helps to minimize maintenance cost; its unique optical design can effectively control glare and light trespass and significantly improve the light distribution uniformity improve the road safety. The light pollution and energy reduction solution well meet the goal of Xi’an ETDZ’s Energy Saving & Environmental friendly Roadway project.”
As a major project in Xi'an ETDZ, Mingguang Road project stands as a successful case in the application of GE LED R150 road light in China’s northwest region. As a result, Minguang road not only improve the light distribution uniformity, also achieves energy saving in roadway lighting of up to 45%.