The city of Palo Alto, California, has issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for the purchase and installation of approximately 2,300 LED streetlights. This project is a continuation of the city’s initiative to replace existing high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights with energy efficient LED streetlight fixtures. Only LED luminaires manufactured by GE Lighting, Philips, Cooper Lighting, and Leotek, or an otherwise approved equivalent, will be considered.
A mandatory pre-bidders meeting will be held on April 4, 2013.
According to the bid document, the project will focus on replacing existing 70 watt and 250 watt HPS streetlights with LED fixtures which use at least 60 percent less energy than commercially available HPS fixtures. Photometric requirements include a correlated color temperature of 4,300±300 Kelvin and a color rendering index of ≥70. All submitted fixtures must be accompanied by an LM-79 and LM-80 report, as well as be covered by a minimum of ten year full replacement warranty.
Complete bids must be submitted to the city of Palo Alto, California, by April 16, 2013. Complete bid documents, including the project description, can be found here.