The Kapla City Council in Uganda has found one way it can reduce its electric lighting costs. The African city currently spends over $10 million per month to power its sodium pressure street lamps. Sodium pressure street lamps. Members of the city council do not plan on keeping the electrical lights on the grid. An American company has partnered with the City Council to bring solar-powered led lamps to the entire city.
A spokesman for SOL, the American Company trying to bring the LED lights has embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce the light pollution and reduce the carbon footprint of the city. The new plans will have a solar power to supply the electricity. The solar-powered lights have been tried in many other countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan and Saudi Arabia. The spokesman said that the solar-powered lamps are the wave of the future.
Kapla’s new solar-powered lamps will offer several advantages over their older counterparts. The first advantage is that they will reduce the amount of light pollution escaping from the city. Over time, they will reduce the city’s output of greenhouse emissions, but there is another advantage of using solar technology that is far more beneficial to a developing nation that does not always have the most reliable of power grids. The new solar-powered lamps operate independently of one another. If one of the lamps goes out or gets knocked over, there are no other lights in the system that are affected. The rest of the system will continue providing light.