Following a successful installation of LED streetlights, the city of Cody, Wyoming, is continuing its initiative to install energy efficient streetlighting on city roadways. The latest installation is scheduled for a new construction project on West Strip which involves 20 new streetlights. Bid documents specify streetlights from BetaLED, a division of Ruud Lighting of Racine, Wisconsin, to maintain consistency with the city’s previous installations. In addition to the LED fixtures, the bid also includes specifications for light poles, arms, electronics and wiring.
“We are nearly finished installing over 1,000 LED streetlights to replace all of our city’s existing streetlights and the West Strip project is a continuation of our energy efficient initiatives,” said Bert Pond, electrical engineer for the city of Cody. Funding for the West Strip installation is from the city’s regular streetlighting program. The previous streetlight project, which also used fixtures manufactured by BetaLED, was paid for by a $450,000 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Initial calculations show that the city has already saved $43,169 in energy costs since the installation, according to Pond.
“The city has actively pursued LED streetlighting as a money saving option and we have been extremely satisfied with the results,” said Pond. As a municipal utility, the reduced energy consumption of LED fixtures has resulted in immediate savings. The city owns and maintains all of its streetlights.
Project specifications for the proposed project can be found here. Complete bid documents must be submitted to the City of Cody by 10:00 A.M. on August 17, 2011.