Clearview is committed to continuously improve our energy efficiency in order to reduce our operating costs, energy consumption and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
Clearview is undertaking energy efficient LED street lighting up grades to over 850 existing street lights throughout Clearview.
A total of 12 to 15 LED street lights fixtures from 4 manufactures will be installed on Superior Street and Perry Streets in Stayner for a pilot project, and they will be reviewed against the existing street lighting fixtures that are in place. The pilot project will be monitored from late November through the end of February 2015.
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 five 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.
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. In the weeks that follow we welcome your feedback on the LED Streetlight Pilot Project.