Apart from all the criticism KESC (Karachi Electric Supply Company) usually face because of the never ending load shedding issues, this government organization is trying their best to play a positive role in the development of Pakistan with its limited resources, uncertain political and economical issues and heavy criticism. The recent example of KESC’s effort for the betterment of the country is LED light project.
The KESC has replaced 256, old and conventional lights at Mazar e Quaid inside the tomb and museum with the latest, green-technology based LED lamps. The lighting effect after this transition to the LED’s has magnified the grandeur of the national heritage by complimenting the beauty of the mausoleum and bringing out its previously understated effect. In the first phase, the conventional lamps of the Mazar’s ground floor chandelier, basement chandelier and the museum illumination have been converted to the LED’s.
The 8.32kW power consumption load of the conventional lighting has now commendably been reduced to 1.78 kW only, achieving a substantial saving of 79 per cent. The financial impact of the savings from the reduction in power consumption will be more than Rs0.4 million / annum in terms lower Energy Bills. The most important point to note is the fact that LED technology based lights have a far greater useful life, emit no radiation, and are based on the green energy concept with zero carbon foot print curbing the adverse affects of global warming and preserving the environment.
Moreover in the second phase which is in progress with KESC’s technical support and the partnership Quaid-i-Azam Mazar Management Board, the entire exterior lighting scheme of the mausoleum will be transformed into Energy Efficient LED new technology. Let’s encourage and support KESC for their effort for bringing significant ideas in improving the electricity issues of country.