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JPS identifies suppliers for Smart LED Streetlight Project

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 2:25 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) says it has identified two preferred vendors for the Smart LED Streetlight Project to be rolled out across the country this year. 

The vendors are Petra Systems and Fosrich Group of Companies in partnership with Philips Lighting.

The companies will supply smart LED street light fixtures for the project. 

The JPS says it will now move to identify suitable entities for the installation of the lighting fixtures, and provision and management of the smart features.

The Smart Streetlight Project will target a total of 110,000 streetlights.

Chief Technology Officer at JPS, Gary Barrow, says it will lower energy costs and improve energy efficiency.

In addition, he says smart streetlights can facilitate the smart technology to support crime fighting, through the use of image sensing, including use of close circuit TV.

Other benefits of the smart streetlight system include its ability to detect and report light failure per location; report maintenance and repairs of lights; as well as measure and report energy usage per lamp.