In this sense, the Department of Municipal Services, through the successful bidder Effico, has doubled the number of LED light points in the municipality up to 39.7% of the installation, going from 3,500 to 9,500 currently existing.
In this regard, the mayor Luis Yeray Gutierrezindicated that “one of the main objectives of this government team is turn La Laguna into a much more sustainable municipalitythrough the development of an energy transition strategy in which renewable energies and LED technology play a key role”.
In the case of lighting in spaces and facilities dependent on the City Council, the effort is concentrated both on the implementation of renewable energy and on the replacement with LED technology of obsolete sodium vapor lights, which are more polluting and consume more.
Here, the local councilor highlighted that, thanks to the deployment of this type of light in the territory, the local Corporation has managed to “save in just two years (2020 and 2021) more than 100,000 euros per year on the electricity bill and stop emitting 700 tons of carbon dioxide, also advancing in the reduction of light pollution”.
For its part, Effico carries out these tasks throughout the year and, as a result, the street lighting in nine areas of La Laguna is now 100% LED.
These are Los Andenes, El Hurón, El Gramal, the Geneto 5 Urbanization, El Centenero, Jardina, Chimisay, La Hornera and Cercado Mesa. In addition, the nucleus of Las Nieves, Valle Colino, Valle Tabares, Valle Jiménez and Taco are at 95%, so the City Council hopes that the installation will be completed in these places very soon.