To meet its long-term goal of increased energy efficiency, the city of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, has created an initiative in which all new streetlight installations will involve LED streetlight fixtures.
The city recently completed a small pilot project located in a new subdivision. Instead of using the traditional roadway fixtures, 100 watt and 150 watt high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights, city officials installed lower wattage LED streetlights manufactured by LED Roadway of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The current initiative involves the purchase of 580 LED streetlights which are targeted for new subdivision developments.
“Our plan is to continue to install LED streetlight fixtures in all of our new subdivisions, and over the next few years, potentially consider retrofitting our older HPS fixtures,” said Garfield Lee, senior distribution engineer at the Electric Light and Power department in the city of Red Deer. City officials have chosen to pursue this direction due to the large cost of retrofitting existing functional HPS streetlights. The city owns and maintains about 11,000 streetlights.
According to the bid document, the city is seeking to purchase nearly six hundred LED streetlight fixtures with the goal of starting installation by summer 2012. Photometric requirements include a correlated color temperature of 4,000 K – 5,000 K and a color rendering index of >70. Bidders must also provide copies of LM-79 and LM-80 reports for each submitted fixture. Bidders are also encouraged to include information about optional capabilities such as adaptive controls and timed power reduction. “We are not specifying a particular fixture or manufacturer for this bid, we are interested in any fixture that meets our project specifications,” said Lee.
Completed bids must be submitted to the city of Red Deer by March 13, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Bidders must also include three installation references of fixtures which are similar or identical to those specified in the RFP. The complete bid document can be found here.