LED Streetlight Conversion Project
Medicine Hat – During the week of October 9, 2017, the City of Medicine Hat Municipal Works Department plans to begin work on converting the City’s remaining High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights to more reliable and energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlights. All remaining 5,000 HPS streetlights in the south portion of the city will be converted to LED fixtures in this final phase of the project.
LED streetlight fixtures consume approximately 50% less energy and have 3-4 times longer life expectancy than the existing HPS streetlights, resulting in significant energy and maintenance cost savings. The LED fixtures will also enhance colour clarity on the streets which improves the visibility of the pedestrians and obstacles in the area illuminated by the streetlights.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to obey all traffic control devices during the conversion project and to use caution when driving through work zones.
The project is anticipated to be completed in November 2017.
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For further information, please contact:
Michael Knight, EIT
Intermediate Municipal Engineer, Municipal Works
City of Medicine Hat