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IEEE Alternative Lighting Project (ALP) – Phase 2

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The IEEE Sarawak Subsection and Swinburne Sarawak IEEE Student Branch recently organized the second visit to the village, Kampung Salak, to complete the second phase of the ongoing Humanitarian Project. The installation of 50 units of the solar powered Passive Infrared (PIR) motion sensor wall and street lights were done in 2 days thanks to the cooperation and assistance given by the villagers.

The villagers were taught by the representatives on how the lightings worked which utilizes the detection of motion within the sensors’ range. One of the students from Swinburne stayed overnight at the village chief’s house to check on the lightings and made sure that all the lightings were working properly to achieve the aim of this project which is to ensure all the areas are well-lit.

Before and after the installation of the lightings at one of the well areas

The school’s security guard said the school is bright even during the night when he is locking up the classrooms and the school gate. “This also makes it easier to stay on night watch as the LEDs will light up when anyone passes by”, the security guard added. “We really appreciate the help given to us and hope that the lightings installed will last for a long time. We like how the village is not as dark as before when the sun sets. All the jetties, well areas and even the school is now well-lit at night,” Ketua Kampung Ismail said.

Phase 3 will be done by the end of the year which includes the checking up on the state of the village and a handover session will also be done then.

source:BorneoPost – 19 Sept 2018

Ong Chin Ann
Executive Committee Member (Communication & Promotion), IEEE Sarawak Subsection 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2023-2024 IEEE Senior Member