LED street light conversion

Photo of an LED street light.

Energy efficient LED street light.
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As traditional high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights burn out, we are replacing them with LEDs. HPS street lights produce a yellow or orange light and only last up to 5 years. In comparison, LED street lights produce a more direct and visually appealing white light and can last up to 20 years. LED fixtures consume nearly 60% less energy than HPS technology.

  • We have switched more than 100,000 street lights to LEDs across Manitoba.
  • We are working in the St. Boniface and Fort Garry districts in Winnipeg, and in Neepawa, Virden, Portage la Prairie, and Morden.
  • We completed several neighbourhoods in north Winnipeg and the city’s downtown.

Benefits

  • reduced energy use;
  • last for up to 20 years;
  • less maintenance;
  • produces a more direct white light;
  • completely recyclable;
  • reduced light spillage.

The switch to LED street lights is expected to save 42 GWh in electricity savings and 6 MW in winter peak demand savings by 2020–2021, and 27,000 tonnes of indirect greenhouse gas emission reductions in the electricity export market, which is equivalent to removing 5,400 cars from the road.