Oil Company's LED Switch Over to save $6M in Two Years

AN annual saving of $6 million through swapping out incandescent lighting with LED lighting over the next two years is forecast for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

The Oman Daily Observer reports that around 300,000 incandescent bulbs and lamps will be replaced with LED alternatives. The LED's consume up to 70% less energy and lasts 10 times as long as incandescents.

Mohammed al Aghbari, PDO’s Infrastructure Power System Department Manager, is quoted in the Observer: "The use of traditional lighting products is always associated with enormous maintenance costs and requires time and labor because they need to be replaced so frequently. However, LED lights, besides their efficient energy consumption, also have the benefit of lasting longer and being cost effective. This greener approach is all part of meeting the challenge of maintaining power stability and reliability with less consumption and cost."

The switchover target is to complete by 2015, by then they predict that through the reduced energy costs they will have recovered their initial outlay on the LED replacements.

Source: The Oman Daily Observer - photo from PDO.

Tuesday 24th September 2013


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