The city of Lompoc, California seeks bidders for a $95,000 LED streetlight installation project.
Using federal funds totaling $95,000, the city plans to install approximately 100 new energy efficient LED streetlights in the city’s residential areas near Highway 1. The planned installation includes the purchase, retrofit and installation of new LED streetlight fixtures. The city was awarded funds for the project through the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program.
“We conducted a small-scale evaluation and comparison of LED, induction and existing high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights and determined that the LED fixtures performed the best of the three streetlights. The LED streetlight fixtures were the most directional,” said Mary Kammer, utility conservation coordinator for the city of Lompoc. The city used LED fixtures manufactured by BetaLED, a division of Ruud Lighting, of Racine, Wisconsin. “Although we used the BetaLED fixtures in the evaluation, we have not specified that fixture in the Request for Proposals,” said Kammer. As a municipal utility, the city expects significant reduction in energy consumption from the new energy efficient fixtures, which translates into direct energy cost savings.
Complete project specifications and project descriptions are available in the Request for Proposals (RFP) document. Included among the LED fixture descriptions are specifications for correlated color temperature of 4,000K – 5,000K, a color rendering index of ≥ 70, a minimum product warranty of five years, and the requirement that LM-79 and LM-80 reports for each submitted fixture be provided to Lompoc. Buy American provisions apply. Complete bid documents must be submitted to the city of Lompoc by June 7, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. PDT. Bid documents can be found here.