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Caledon Switches to LED Streetlights

October 02, 2015

CALEDON, ON – Phase 1 of an LED streetlight project is underway in Caledon. Approximately one quarter of the Town’s streetlights will be replaced with light-emitting diode (LED) technology. This will result in energy savings, reduced maintenance costs and a higher quality of light. Installation of these new fixtures is expected to be completed by end of November.

 

“The Town is pleased to be initiating a LED streetlight retrofit project on its cobrahead style streetlights. As a municipality with a green leadership record, LEDs deliver multiple environmental and economic benefits. Pending budget approval, Town staff is also considering a proposed Phase 2 to address the remaining decorative streetlight fixtures,” said Town of Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson.

 

While consuming much less energy, LEDs produce a clear, white light that improves night visibility and community safety. The beams of LEDs are also more targeted than traditional streetlights to light only the streets and roadways, which helps reduce light pollution. LED streetlights also last four to five times longer than the existing streetlights, significantly reducing maintenance costs and annually reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 56 metric tonnes -- the equivalent of the carbon removed by 1,436 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

 

The project was initiated and designed by Ontario’s Local Authority Services (LAS) and RealTerm Energy using new LED streetlights from CREE Canada, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers. “We are pleased to provide the Town of Caledon with a turnkey service that will maximize energy-efficiency and savings, incur minimal risk and reap all of the rewards that LEDs can provide,” explained Kerry Wilson, RealTerm Energy’s Managing Director, Business Solutions.

 

To date, more than 130 municipalities in Ontario have chosen to upgrade to LED street lighting with LAS and RealTerm Energy including Orangeville, Grand Valley, Innisfil and Barrie.

 

Project Overview

 

Total number of streetlights

1,509

Electricity consumption reduction

40-60%

Estimated Annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction

56 metric tonnes - the equivalent of the GHG removed by 1,436 tree seedlings grown for ten years.

 

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