Centre of Excellence for Municipal Street Lighting

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR MUNICIPAL STREET LIGHTING

Operated by The Street Light Program in collaboration with the University of the Fraser Valley – Trades and Technology Centre in Chilliwack.

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Municipal Street Lighting Used to be Straight-Forward

  • High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights were ubiquitous
  • 70% of all roadway luminaires were (and still are) cobra-head design
  • Tried and tested engineering guidelines were (and still are) universally accepted and applied e.g. illumination, pole height and spacing
  • Increasing or decreasing light levels simply meant lower or higher wattage HPS luminaires
Everything is Changing with Municipal Street Lights
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New Technologies

  • Low-energy-consumption / high-illumination LEDs
  • Dimming technology for HPS street lights
  • Long-life Induction lamps
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Environmental Considerations

  • Pressure to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions – street lighting is the biggest part of the municipal utility bill (est. 30%)
  • Significant over-lighting in residential areas wastes energy and causes light pollution
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Cost Considerations

  • LEDs save as much as 85% of street light energy cost
  • LEDs can save 80-90% of street light maintenance costs
  • Price / performance for high wattage LEDs is steadily improving – when is the right time to convert?

 

The Centre of Excellence for Municipal Street Lighting will help municipalities:

  • Gather the right data
  • Accurately assess their lighting requirements
  • Select the most appropriate technologies
  • Prepare complete, low risk plans for conversion to LEDs
For more information please contact:

Keith McPherson Executive Director

The Centre of Excellence for Municipal Street Lighting

604.796.3323
keithmcpherson@streetlightprogram.com

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