LED Streetlight Pilot Project
The City of Cornwall has installed Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlight fixtures on Water Street between Augustus Street and Seymour Avenue as part of a pilot project to explore alternative lighting technologies.
A total of 30 LED streetlight fixtures have been installed for the pilot project, and they will be examined against the existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlight fixtures that are in place throughout the City.
LED fixtures are seen as a more dependable and energy-efficient form of lighting compared to traditional streetlights. LED fixtures are estimated to reduce energy consumption by as much as 70 % in addition to providing significant savings in maintenance costs. LED lights could last as much as six times longer than standard streetlights with little maintenance required through their life cycle.
"This presents an opportunity for significant savings, but first we need to test the LED lights and see if they provide adequate illumination, and also test them from the point of view of the roadway and sidewalk users," said Enrique Kamm, Transportation Engineer.
Residents should notice a slight difference with the LED streetlight fixtures as they are expected to distribute a white light compared to the more yellowish light that comes from the existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlight fixtures.
LED technology is not entirely new to the City. From 2003 to 2005, all of the traffic signal heads in the City were converted from incandescent to LED, resulting in reduced maintenance costs, increased reliability and significant energy and maintenance savings.
The LED streetlights on Water Street are the first streetlights of this nature to be installed in the City.
For more information on the project, please contact:
City of Cornwall
(613) 930-2787 ext. 2231