The Tel Aviv municipality has announced that it is planning to introduce halogen bulbs to the city by the end of the year.
The municipal council approved the plan after receiving a request from the Tel Aviv Municipality’s environmental department for halogen lighting in residential areas.
The proposal will take effect in the spring of 2019.
The project is a response to a public petition asking the municipality to allow the installation of halogen lamp fixtures in residential buildings in order to curb air pollution in the city.
In 2015, a similar project in the municipality’s southern district of Beit Shemesh was also approved.
This project, which is located close to the Beit Shomron settlement, was also criticized for the lack of adequate data to support its recommendations.
The city is planning a large-scale installation of the bulbs in all residential buildings.
The municipality hopes to introduce the bulb systems in residential blocks in order prevent the consumption of electricity and prevent the growth of the traffic in residential neighborhoods.
According to the municipality, the project is not a replacement of traditional lighting, but rather a contribution to the sustainability of the city’s lights.
“The halogen bulb systems will replace the current inefficient halogen light bulbs in the public spaces, as well as provide a safer and more efficient alternative to traditional lighting,” the municipality said in a statement.
“We have the option of using the lights as a source of power in our homes, but we mustn’t forget that we are also responsible for lighting our homes,” a municipality spokesperson said.
“We cannot simply allow the usage of the halogen lights without providing more information about the lighting technology.
We must also provide a more efficient and safer alternative.”