Canadian town uses LED streetlight upgrade to slash energy costs
The Canadian town of Lincoln is partnering with Realterm Energy through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario/Local Area Services for the conversion of the Town’s streetlights to new LED technology.
The town will reduce its energy consumption, energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions and maintenance costs while providing better light quality on our streets and roadways.
The town located near Niagara Falls estimates the LED streetlight upgrade would reduce energy consumption by 63% (537,315 Kilowatt-hours of energy per year), and help the city save energy costs by 49%.
LED lights are projected to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 48 metric tonnes annually and 1,093 metric tonnes over its 23 year lifespan.
Maintenance costs are also expected to be 80% lower for LEDs than the conventional High Pressure Sodium (HPS) fixtures, while providing better CRI. The town’s lights are approved by International Dark Sky association.
Lowered LED prices are spurring towns and city transitions to LEDs, and under the IESO Incentive 23% of the total project cost equivalent to US $142,614 will be covered.
This project will replace Lincoln’s 1,463 cobra head streetlights with LED streetlights from CREE Canada. The decorative streetlights will not be replaced at this time.
The streetlights will be installed beginning in the end of November 2015, and span a period of months.
The existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights will be removed and fully recycled (including proper removal of the mercury) at qualified environmental disposal centres.
Story: LED Inside.com