Reducing Russia’s primary energy consumption by 40 per cent by 2020 is one of the country’s policy.
The Republic of Tatarstan is tackling street lighting and has initiated a pilot project in its capital Kazan –around 25,000 households already benefits from the superior light quality of LED street lighting made by the LEDEL company. They have already installed 500 “Sveteco-48” luminaires with energy-efficient Golden Dragon Plus LEDs by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.
According to the German-Russian Business Association the Republic of Tatarstan west of the Urals is currently among the most active regions in the Russian Federation when it comes to government-imposed energy-saving initiatives.
A project in ward 38 of the Novo-Savinsky district in Kazan, the million-strong city on the Volga, kicks off by replacing the out-dated 150W sodium halide lamps with new LED streetlamps produced by LEDEL with a power input of only 48W. This is a big Energy Saving! Though the installation base is very small, but it will be acting as demonstration show case to the government and the nearby cities.. We believe that this is the trend for Russia though they have a lot natural resources. But they do have to control the energy consumption.
The city’s 500 streetlamps use Golden Dragon Plus LEDs by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors – They enable brighter and more evenly spread lighting without scattered light or glare and with significantly lower power consumption.
It provides a natural colour impression and improves safety by outlining the surroundings more clearly. “Using LEDs is a sustainable solution for Kazan. 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”, says LEDEL CEO Artur Kogdaning. The investment will have paid for itself in about three years.
Increasing demand for LED street lighting
From these positive results Kazan is already planning to convert two other city wards to energy-efficient 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 longstanding association”, says Artur Kogdaning.
Street lighting with LED is not only in demand in Russia – increasing numbers of German cities and towns recognize the energy-saving potential of LED lighting solutions – especially as their quite often out-dated public lighting has imposed high costs on regional and local government in Germany. Street lighting based on LED technology is the ideal alternative to conventional solutions for the switch – no matter how far east or west of the Volga it is.
On the other side in the East, Dong Ying of Shan Dong, thousands of LED street lamps were built and they are also using Osram’s Golden Dragon.. The local LED company is working with the World Largest LED equipment supplier for building up new manufacturing lines with a low cost solution for LED manufacturing, thus to have a more cost effective supply for lower cost LED Street lamp. Now the street lamps is selling at about RMB 8,000.00 I think if they can reduce to RMB4,000 the installation will not only be double but Quadruple…in two years time..
Looking at a farther perspective, the Street Lamps installation is just at the beginning and I believe that rate of penetration will be at least three to five time of 2010 in 2011. This will push the whole LED street lamp food chain to a more price sensitive competition, and the price of LED will drop 2X in 2011 and The Light efficacy will be increase at past 25% accordingly.. The end customer will be the last beneficiate on these competitions.
LEDEL is Russian company and placed in Kazan city (it's center of Russia). They produce luminaires. Actually they didn't conduct LED manufacturing, they are buying LEDs from Cree, Lumileds, Osram and contractors produce to LED modules for them. LEDEL provides final assembling of luminaires. This company is one of the biggest LED luminaires manufacturing companies Russia.