Nice to begin new mercury lamp replacement programme
The Public Lighting Directorate of Nice Côte d’Azur will be replacing 1300 mercury lamps as part of an initiative funded by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency.
The replacement programme will reduce energy consumption by 50% for each luminous point, reaching the so-called “factor 2”. This operation not only has a positive effect on the environment, but will also generate savings of over 30 000 € per year. “This is one more step towards achieving the 20-20-20 objectives,” declares Jean-Charles Maleysson, Project Manager in Nice.
Nice Côte d’Azur recently became the first inter-communality in France to turn into a “Metropole” gathering a total of 46 cities, and this project is in line with the Public Lighting Directorate’s policy to ensure equal access to public lighting throughout the new territory and to help smaller cities (under 2000 inhabitants) improve their energy efficiency.