The city of Frisco, Texas, has launched an effort to assess and evaluate energy efficient LED streetlights for the city’s roadway illumination needs. A Request for Information (RFI) was issued to assist city officials in their review of solid-state lighting, and to ensure the best application of energy efficient technology. In addition to LED streetlights, the city is also interested in reviewing lighting control systems, and the possibility of using existing streetlighting poles for small cell devices.
Frisco currently maintains approximately 5,000 streetlights on arterial and residential roadways. The streetlight luminaires are typically 250 watt metal halide on arterial roadways and 150 watt metal halide on residential roadways. A variety of fixtures are also installed on park roadways and in parking lots. According to the bid document, LED lighting manufacturers are also encouraged to submit product information for new installations as well as for retrofit kits. Induction technology is also being considered.
The city of Frisco is interested in obtaining detailed product information for the following applications: roadway lighting to replace existing 250 watt metal halide luminaires, roadway lighting to replace existing 150 watt metal halide luminaires, under bridge lighting, parking lot lighting, and post top luminaires to replace existing 150 watt metal halide luminaires. Selected requirements which city officials will use in their evaluation are a Buy America mandate, IES photometric files, and a minimum five year warranty.
Responses to this RFI must be submitted to the city of Frisco, Texas by Friday, June 21, 2013. Additional information or requests for clarification may be obtained by contacting Daniel Ford, purchasing manager for the city of Frisco, at email@example.com or Jean Stellatella, buyer for the city of Frisco, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete RFI document can be found here.