The city of Newberry, Florida, seeks bidders for a small deployment of LED streetlights, which will be installed by the city’s municipal utility. The energy efficient streetlight nitiative is funded by the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program and is locally administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Energy. The EECBG award is part of nearly $19 million of formula-based grants awarded to small cities and counties in Florida. Plans for Newberry include the purchase of at least 20 LED streetlights.
The existing fixtures targeted for replacement are high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights which are 100 watt, 250 watt, and 400 watt luminaires. According to the bid document, proposed LED luminaires should meet the equivalent luminance of the existing fixtures. General requirements for the new fixtures include a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 3,000 – 6,000 Kelvin, lumen efficacy of 60 lumens per watt, and a minimum operational life of 50,000 hours. Manufacturers must also demonstrate at least five years experience manufacturing LED lighting products.
The Invitation for Bid, including technical specifications, is available here. Completed bids must be submitted to the city of Newberry by 1:30 p.m. on March 28, 2012.