The city of Elgin, Illinois, has issued a request for bids for the purchase of LED streetlight retrofit kits. These LED streetlight kits will be used to retrofit 373 existing streetlights with energy efficient solid-state technology. The retrofit kits will enable the city to retain the existing luminaire housing while performing the upgrades. The city has requested bids for LED retrofit kits manufactured by GNP Energy.
“This project will retrofit streetlights in an industrial warehouse district, and on residential, arterial and collector roadways,” said Steve Frerichs, engineer and project manager at Chastain & Associates. Although the bid document specifies LED streetlight retrofit kits from GNP Energy, products meeting the detailed performance specifications or approved equivalents will also be considered, according to Frerichs.
According to the bid document, the streetlights targeted for retrofit include: 70 watt acorn-style (144), 100 watt acorn-style (41), 175 watt cobrahead (121), 400 watt teardrop (34), and 400 watt cobrahead (33). Minimum specifications include a 5500-5850K temperature rating, dimming capabilities, listing on the Design Lights Consortium, and verifiable USA manufacturing. The complete list of specifications can be found in the bid document.
Complete bids must be submitted to the city of Elgin by Thursday, November 14, 2013. Bids will be opened on that day and the project will be awarded. The target date for completion of the LED streetlight retrofit is February 1, 2014. The complete bid document and plan specifications can be found here.