Distributed April 18, 2017 9:30 AM
Residents invited to share their bright ideas on LED streetlights
The City is seeking input from residents on a recent study regarding converting City-owned streetlights from High Pressure Sodium (HPS) to Light Emitting Diode (LED). On April 25, residents are invited to an open house at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm where they will learn about the difference between the lighting types and provide their thoughts.
Strategic Link: Asset Management
- Consultants were hired by the City to study a case for switching City-owned streetlights from HPS lights to LED. Their findings recommended moving to LED fixtures.
- Conversion of the streetlights has the potential of saving $200,000 per year in energy and another $25,000 in maintenance costs.
- Holding the open house later in the evening gives residents attending the opportunity to see the options available for LED lights and see the difference when compared to HPS lighting.