In 2014 a business plan was developed to upgrade of the City’s High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights to LED street lights along major roads. The business plan presented to the Civic Works Committee on December 16th 2014 and the financial plan was presented on May 20th 2015.
The top photograph shows King Street east of Wellington Street with HPS street lights and the bottom photograph is after the LED street light upgrade.
Phase 1 of the LED Street Light Upgrade was completed in May 2016. This involved 9,276 street lights on major roads. The 2017 energy costs avoided is expected to be $950,000 in 2017.
Installation of the Phase 2 LED street lights will start in July 2017 and the majority of fixtures were upgraded by the end of the year. Walkways were all upgarded by July 2018. Phase 2 involves upgrading 10,860 High Pressure Sodium cobra-style street lights on minor roads.