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Light sensors for Lebanese street lamps

Sensors to ensure lights are switched off, saving valuable energy

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Lebanese lamposts to be fitted with sensors to save energy. (Getty Images)
Lebanese lamposts to be fitted with sensors to save energy. (Getty Images)

Lebanon’s energy ministry has announced plans to install 1,500 light sensors on lamp posts across the country in a bid to reduce energy wastage.

The project, which has been organised in cooperation with the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, will use the sensors to ensure that street lights are switched off during the day, which currently many fail to do. Lebanon is struggling to generate enough power to meet demand, and as a result rationing sees many regions left without power.

The country’s Energy and Water Minister, Gibran Bassil, has said that the light sensor programme is the initial step of a plan to standardise lighting on public roads, with the first 1,500 sensors attached to lamp posts that fall under the authority of municipalities.
 

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