The city of Asheville, North Carolina, has entered its third and final phase of converting all roadway lighting to solid-state LED streetlight technology. Over the past several years, the city has installed nearly 7,000 streetlights as part of a city-wide commitment to greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency. Once the full conversion to LED streetlights is completed, the city expects annual savings of about $450,000. The upcoming project includes 1,511 LED streetlight fixtures and 1,547 photocells. The project will be completed as a utility vendor contract with Duke Energy Progress (DEP).
According to the bid document, the city will purchase LED streetlight fixtures which have been pre-approved by DEP. The LED streetlights include 351 – 75 watt LED streetlights, 619 – 105 watt LED streetlights, and 577 – 215 watt LED streetlights all manufactured by American Electric Lighting, Cree Lighting, GE Lighting, and Leotek Electronics. The approved photocell manufacturers are Acuity Lighting, Ripley Company, and Sun Rise Technology.
Complete bids must be submitted to the city of Asheville, North Carolina, by Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The bid document can be found here.