3 km-long LED-based street lighting system installed in Lichk community
The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and VivaCell-MTS have summed up the results of yet another joint program implemented within the framework of The Alternative Energy Project. An outdoor lighting system, consisting of 53 LED lamps, has been installed this year in Lichk community of Gegharkunik region. As a result of the implemented project, two main streets of the community have been provided with a street lighting system about 1,650 meters. Last year, during the first phase of the project of provisioning street lighting to Lichk, 47 LED lamps have been installed in the village, providing lighting along a 1,450 m area of the village. In total, over 3 km of street lighting has been provided in the village, consisting of 100 external lighting units installed. The launching ceremony of the system was attended by VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, the Head of FPWC Ruben Khachatryan, head of Lichk community Gnel Grigoryan and community residents. The environmentally friendly and energy efficient LED lights will reduce outdoor lighting costs up to 80%. Outdoor lighting will be provided from 20:00 to 00:00 in summer, and from 18:00 to 23:00 in winter. On holidays, street lighting will be provided all night long. LED bulbs are efficient and durable, and last much longer than the regular ones. “The rapid technological progress in the recent decades is aimed at improving the standards of living and creating new opportunities for cognition. However, these advancements also have negative consequences, such as heavy exploitation of natural resources and environmental pollution, which bring irretrievable damage to the Planet Earth. Creating and applying tools for mitigating the destructive effect of the mentioned phenomena is of crucial importance to humanity. The use of alternative energy sources is one of such tools, and I am glad that this idea has found its way and is implemented in Armenia,” VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian said. The use of latest technologies in environmental protection initiatives promotes nature conservation, energy efficiency and community development.