The township of Southwold, Ontario, Canada, seeks bids for a pilot installation of LED streetlights.
An aging streetlight system in Southwold led township officials to reassess municipal illumination and streetlighting needs. The township council, based in part on citizen complaints, investigated several alternatives, including LED streetlights, as potential upgrades to the system. Officials expect to implement a comprehensive streetlight upgrade program over several years. The pilot installation that was recently approved involves the purchase and installation of up to 36 Philips Lumec LED fixtures.
According to the bid document, 27 LED fixtures will replace existing HPS streetlights on existing poles and arms. Up to nine new LED fixtures will require new arms and electrical connections. The bid document specifies fixtures manufactured by Philips Lumec of Quebec, Canada; however, equivalent fixtures meeting product specifications will also be considered. Photometric requirements include a Color Rendering Index of 70 and a Correlated Color Temperature of 4,000 Kelvin. Fixtures must be dark sky compliant. LM-79 and LM-80 reports from independent testing labs must accompany the bid. Bidders must also include references from Ontario municipalities where at least twenty of the LED fixtures which are being submitted for bid have been installed. There is also a Made in Canada requirement.
All bids must be submitted to the Hamlet of Fingal, Township of Southwold, Ontario by Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Requests for clarification or additional information can be made by calling (519) 769-2010 Ext. 33. Complete bid documents can be found here.