The City of Waterloo is currently converting all of its streetlights to LED technology, in partnership with Énergère. Beyond its well-established environmental benefits, this new technology will also allow the city to modernize the decorative lighting fixtures of its downtown area. This project required an investment of $725,000.
The work will be carried out in two different stages and will enable the modernization of 672 lighting elements. As a first step, 467 cobra head light fixtures running at high-pressure sodium (HPS) will be replaced with LED technology during the month of October. The upgrade will continue during spring 2016 with the replacement of 205 architectural lights. « The current lights are dilapidated and they’ve been illuminating a portion of the city center for more than 20 years. We will also take this opportunity to replace the poles, whose aesthetics don’t fit with the rest of our network » says Louis Verhoef, Director of Public Works.
While making the lighting network uniform, the project will have positive outcomes for the city, says its Director General, Eric Sevigny: « With LED lighting long life expectancy, we will reduce maintenance works for the next 25 years. This will cut our energy consumption by 61% and provide citizens with a better service through the optimization of local lighting conditions. »
Énergère has been selected to carry out this project and will monitor work performance in collaboration with the municipal administration to ensure full satisfaction of citizens following the implementation of the new lighting fixtures.
Published on November 19, 2015