STREET LIGHTING STANDARDS FOR MAURITIUS

Proper street lighting improves road safety and helps to deter criminal activity. The Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities under the Energy Efficiency Management Office (EEMO) appointed Prodesign in March 2016 to work out a design guide, standard specifications, and cost benefit analysis of energy efficient street lighting for the island. The documents and report prepared were approved for use by the government and we are happy to contribute to the improvement of road safety and also to reduce carbon emissions.

The design guidance included the type of street lighting to be used on the road including the appropriate type of street lamp, the spacing and the height of the poles, the concrete bases used, and the lighting levels needed. Our M&E Engineers worked with the award-winning international Consultant Alan Tulla on this assignment.

Moreover, due consideration was given by our Building Services Engineers, Sustainability Engineers, Green Building Consultants and Green Building Project Managers in the study of the solar systems for street/public area lighting. The retrofitting of existing lighting systems, while ensuring energy efficiency with their ratings, optimal distance between lamp posts and at which height optimal lighting can be obtained were included.

This clearly illustrated that the wide implementation of this energy saving measures would result in reduced energy use for street lighting purposes and lighting of public areas, hence reducing electricity expenses. The project was successfully completed in October 2018.

Fact and figures

Client: The Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities -Energy Efficiency Management Office (EEMO)

Start Date: 2016

End Date: 2018

Location: Mauritius

Prodesign have developed a standard for energy efficient street lighting in Mauritius.

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