Iloilo City ponders solar-powered lights
ILOILO CITY—Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is considering converting all lampposts in the metropolis into solar-powered light-emitting diode or LED units to avoid illegal connections that may cause fires.
Using solar LED lights is one way to discourage residents from connecting their electrical lines to the city’s streetlights, the mayor said.
“If there are no streetlights, which use electricity, then there will be no illegal connections anymore. We are also looking for the efficiency brought by these solar power LED lights, too,” he added.
The city is paying P7 million for electricity every month for all streetlights in the metropolis, Mabilog said. “Using solar power LED lights can save the city from paying P84 million per year. If the life of solar-powered LED light is 10 years, then that is big savings for the city,” he added.