Real life "curiosity": public lighting in São Paulo
- Feb 28, 2018 10:03 am GMTFeb 28, 2018 10:03 am GMT
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I live in the south area of São Paulo, the largest Brazilian city . The streets of my neighborhood have public lighting, mainly LED, (white) that replaced - not too long ago - the sodium (yellow) one.
It happens that often (every two months typically) there is a need to request that the City Hall (PMSP) to fix the lamps off. That's when the problem begins.
- The contractor company (truck + munck) comes up fairly quickly and "does the job""
- There is no independent inspection of the service done
- As the claim is rarely fully met, I call the PMSP again
In the case of a street near my house, I wrote down 4 calls (in sequential weeks) because of the same complaint
Finally all the luminaires are now all connected
There are some, however, who remain on day and night
What I want to point out is that we continue to be stubborn, wasteful people:
- The service required four visits and not just one
- Due to lack of supervision some lamps remain on all the time
- There is a permanent waste of energy because (lamps on during the day)
Bottom line: Taxpayer's money goes down the drain because the maintenance scheme is extremely costly associated with a scary waste of resources.
But who cares?