LED Municipal Streetlight Project
Cape Light Compact, through its energy efficiency program and on behalf of the participating Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard Towns and certain Fire Districts, is advancing a demonstration project to evaluate new light emitting diode (LED) streetlight technology to save energy and money, while meeting or exceeding the current lighting levels. LED technologies are designed to use 40 – 50% less energy and last longer than existing streetlights, thereby lowering municipal budget maintenance costs.
The new streetlight installations began in January 2013 in approximately 8 selected residential and commercial/business locations in each Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard town (or fire district) who own their fixtures. Cape Light Compact anticipates to change over all streetlights, in the participating towns and fire districts, by early 2014.
FEEDBACK SURVEY IS COMPLETE. Thank you to the more than 90 citizens who provided helpful feedback that will help us in the full scale change out of light fixtures that we are planning for in 2013-2014.
DPW DIRECTORS Meeting Presentation of May 3, 2013 is attached here at DPW Mtg 5-3-13 FINAL and describes results of the demonstration project and next steps to prepare for the full retrofit project.
The Participation Agreement in support of the full retrofit project is attached here at Participation-agreement-for-STL-LED-Full-Conversion-FINAL-5-2-13
PERFORMANCE MATTERS when it comes to choice of streetlights and lighting in general – here is a one page summary of the five (5) key performance metrics that go into evaluation of lighting product choices Luminaire Performance Metrics
We are a member of the U.S. Department of Energy Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium to share and learn from communities across the nation who are advancing the use of light emitting diode (LED) technology in roadway applications.
Please click Resources for more information including: technology fact sheets, model specifications, Gateway demonstrations & more.
Here’s the Installation Schedule as of 3-5-2013. Please note that this is updated periodically, so please check back!
HERE’s a link to the Energy Savings estimated
for each participating town and fire district