The city of Phoenix is making plans to replace all 90,000 of the city's street lights and lighting at its park facilities with energy-efficient LEDs. The move will help the city save millions of dollars in electricity costs, reduce carbon emissions and help make city streets safer. LEDs can cut energy use and carbon emissions by up to 60 percent and can last years longer than traditional street lights. They also distribute light more consistently, with fewer dark spots, so streets are illuminated more evenly and less light is misdirected. LED street light costs have been dropping in recent years as the technology has become increasingly efficient.
The overall objectives associated with this initiative include:
Converting all street lights to LED technology
Reducing energy consumption and annual costs of street lights
Optimizing benefits of the program
Minimizing future costs to maintain and replace the converted street lights
Obtaining accurate GIS data for luminaires with GPS technology
The City began testing energy efficient streetlights in 2007 throughout various locations. After many years of testing, in 2013 the City adopted LED street lights as the new standard for all public roadway lighting. For details about previous LED test pilots visit this
link. The timeline for the full conversion is currently in the process of being determined.
LED Street Light Contact