Calgary just spent $32 million to change all street lights to LED bulbs

Aug 16 2017, 11:10 pm

80,000 street lights and four years later, The City of Calgary has completed its city-wide LED street light replacement.

The new energy efficient LED bulbs project was completed a year and a half early, and on budget.

“The investment The City made with this technology achieves nearly 5 million a year in electricity cost savings. This savings will be reinvested in lifecycle maintenance of our street light infrastructure,” said Director of Roads, Troy McLeod. “Investing in our Critical Pole Program, ground fault failures and relays will improve our street light service. The LED replacement was the first step in improving our program without seeking additional funding.”

The City of Calgary says the $32 million project will save approximately $5 million a year in electricity consumption.

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