City Considering Switching to LEDs for Street Lights
Cambridge Canada is now looking at the best plan to turn their Waterloo region’s lights to eco-friendly, LEDs. CAMBRIDGE - A consultant is being hired to determine the best approach and products for the full conversion to LED street lighting in Waterloo Region. “There are a number of uncertainties that exist with respect to a street lighting conversion project,” according to a report to city council by manager of transportation engineering Shannon Noonan. “While converting to a more energy efficient technology for street lighting would assist the city in achieving its goal to reduce its carbon footprint, the financial impact for the city is not clear and a comprehensive business case is required.” The initiative to convert all of the city’s streetlights to a higher efficiency lighting technology was identified as a significant measure to reduce the city’s carbon footprint as part of the city’s approved GHG Reduction (Energy Management) Plan. Transportation and public works staff are working towards the conversion of all streetlights to LED, with implementation beginning next year. The whole story at Cambridge Times.