The city of Santa Ana, California, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and installation of LED streetlights. This project is the city’s second installation of energy efficient streetlight fixtures and is funded by the On-Bill Financing Program through Southern California Edison. In the proposed project, the city will replace 1,123 existing cobrahead streetlights with LED streetlight fixtures located at signalized intersections
“This is a full scale replacement of streetlights, also called safety lights, located at city intersections,” said Kurt Wiemann, projects manager for the city of Santa Ana. The project, funded by a loan from energy provider Southern California Edison, is expected to result in at least a 50% reduction in energy consumption. The payback is calculated at approximately five years. “Once the loan is repaid to Southern California Edison, the city will see the results of the savings,” said Wiemann.
About 250 LED streetlight fixtures manufactured by Leotek Electronics, of Milpitas, California were installed in the city’s first installation of energy efficient streetlights. “Calculations have shown that these fixtures resulted in a reduction of energy consumption of about 50%. We have also experienced zero maintenance issues with the LED streetlights,” said Wiemann. According to Wiemann, the current RFP does not specify a manufacturer or LED fixture, but rather is performance based.
Completed bids must be submitted to the city of Santa Ana by October 23, 2012. Questions or requests for further information may be submitted to Kurt Wiemann at email@example.com. The complete bid document and addenda can be found here.