14 February 2011

Russia’s Kazan installs street lighting using Osram’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs

Reducing Russia’s primary energy consumption by 40% by 2020 is one of the country’s core concerns. To help reach this goal the Republic of Tatarstan is tackling street lighting and has initiated a pilot project in its capital Kazan, a city on the river Volga with a population of about 1 million.

In ward 38 of Kazan's Novo-Savinsky district (which has about 25,000 households) its outdated 150W sodium halide lamps have been replaced by 500 ‘Sveteco-48’ LED luminaires made by LED lighting maker LEDEL. By using Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs made by Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany, the LED luminaires have a power input of just 48W.

Picture: New street lighting using Osram Opto's Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs in Russian city Kazan.

Osram Opto’s Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs have been developed specifically for energy-efficient lighting, enabling brighter and more evenly spread lighting without scattered light or glare and with much lower power consumption. Also, the favorable colour-rendering index (CRI) of LED light sources provides a natural colour impression and improves safety by outlining the surroundings more clearly, the firm adds.

According to the German–Russian Business Association, the Republic of Tatarstan (west of the Urals) is among the most active regions in the Russian Federation regarding government-imposed energy-saving initiatives. The project in Kazan should save about two-thirds of the original energy requirement and far exceeds the goals of Russia’s energy-saving plans.

“With their long operating life and reduced maintenance costs compared with the previously installed sodium halide lamps, the city is saving extra money and protecting the environment,” comments LEDEL’s CEO Artur Kogdaning. The investment should pay for itself in about three years.

After the pilot project’s positive results, Kazan is already planning to convert two other city wards to LED street lighting. “Osram Opto Semiconductors LEDs are the first choice solution for this job – their years of experience and understanding of street lighting requirements characterize our long-standing association,” says Kogdaning.

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