LED streetlights are coming to Nanaimo in phases. They're more efficient and longer-lasting than the high-pressure sodium lights they are replacing and will result in significant energy savings for the future. Check out this video to learn more.
The City of Nanaimo has set out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33% below 2007 levels by the year 2020. The 4134 owned streetlights Hydro consume 2800 mega watt hours of power and cost $300,000 annually. A study was recently completed that concluded that conversion of our streetlights from High Pressure Sodium (HPS) to Light Emitting Diodes (LED) would ultimately save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The City is converting streetlights to LED over a multiyear program. Each streetlight conversion would cost from $350 to $500.
An Open House was held at Vancouver Island Conference Centre from 8 to 10 PM on April 25, 2017 to provide the City with feedback from members of the public on this important utility improvement.
Phase 1 of the project was completed in February 2019; the conversion included Bowen Road, Aulds Road, Hammond Bay Road, Terminal Avenue, and Comox Road.
Following the completion of Phase 1, the City created an online LED Streetlight Survey. While this survey is now closed, your feedback is still appreciated.
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