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The IDAE enables 30 million euros in aid for the replacement of traffic lights`s lenses to LED technology


The intensification saving and energy efficiency plan approved last March by the Council of Ministers contemplated, among other measures, the agreement to complete the replacement of optical lights remaining by LED in Spanish municipalities, and based on the results achieved by the IDEA in the "Exchange Program optic lights to new LED technology" made between 2007 and 2009, which involved the supply of 461,791 optical set of 599 municipalities. The professional sector estimates that this program renovated the third of traffic light`parks, another third would represent already undertaken directly by the municipalities and currently run by the inertia of the IDEA program, but that remains third to replace their lenses incandescent lamps to LED technology.

Now the IDAE seeks to complete the replacement of these lenses with the same mechanism implanted in the past,for example, through the signing of an agreement between the IDAE and each municipality in which the IDAE supply opticians requested by council and this made ​​the assembly of the same charge, for which the council must refer, together with the acceptance of the agreement, an specification memory of the optical of traffic lights, by types, colors and sizes that proposes to replace in their municipality.
This project aims to replace up to 500,000 optical (100,000 traffic lights), through the notification of a course about supplies of LED optical spending 30,000,000 euros (including VAT.
The resolution of September 14, 2011,of de Secretary of Stare for Energy, which publishes the resolution of the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving of Energy, of June 28, 2011, for establishing the regulatory bases of the second aid`s program to replace traffic signal lenses to the new LED technology for energy saving purposes, aimed at municipalities



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