The city of North Bay, Ontario, Canada, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of decorative LED streetlights. This is the second installation of solid-state lighting for the city of North Bay. In 2011, the city launched a large scale deployment of over 5,000 LED streetlights focused on replacing all existing cobrahead streetlights. The upcoming project specifically targets the replacement of existing decorative streetlights, and is planned for multiple phases. The current initiative includes the purchase of up to 80 decorative LED streetlights with the potential purchase of an additional 225 LED fixtures over three to five years.
City officials have identified two potential manufacturers of decorative fixtures from a previously approved contract. “A pilot study will be completed to confirm that the fixtures we choose meets our expectations,” said John Severino, manager of environmental services for the city of North Bay. The two specified fixtures which meet minimum requirements are manufactured by Philips Lumec and Lumca, Inc. Selected photometric requirements include a correlated color temperature of 4,000 – 5,600 K, and a color rendering index of ≥70. Luminaires not on the approved list may also be submitted for consideration, however, the supplier must submit documentation that the fixture meets minimum requirements, and also have the test results confirmed by Piotrowski Consultants, Ltd. of North Bay, Ontario. All new decorative LED fixtures will be mounted on existing streetlight poles.
In the city’s first major deployment, city officials selected Philips Lumec as the supplier of the cobrahead LED streetlights. Initial calculations show that the city can expect to save over CDN$200,000 in energy costs. Overall, the city expects to reduce energy consumption by nearly 50 percent once all the installations are complete. “LED streetlights have been favorably received by our community,” said Severino.
Complete bids must be submitted to the city of North Bay by Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Questions and request for clarification may be submitted up to seven days before the closing date to Paul.Valenti@cityofnorthbay.ca. The bid document can be downloaded here.