The city of Webster Groves, Missouri, is moving forward with a plan to install and update decorative streetlights with LED streetlight fixtures. The city’s first project involves a new installation of eight decorative LED streetlight fixtures and poles on Murdoch Street in the business district. A subsequent 88 luminaire installation is planned during the summer of 2012.
The first project, scheduled to begin in June, includes the purchase and installation of eight Lumec decorative post top LED luminaires and complete wiring and poles. These fixtures were selected to match existing high pressure sodium (HPS) decorative streetlights in one area of the city’s business district. The Lumec fixtures will be 65 watt equivalent.
“We are awaiting budget approval from the city council for the larger installation of LED streetlights,” said Paul Verheyen, public works director for the city of Webster Groves. Local funds have been identified and project approval is anticipated. The LED streetlights are eagerly awaited by local businesses, which had to opportunity to preview and evaluate several luminaires from a variety of manufacturers. According to Verheyen, performance, price and public satisfaction, led to the selection of the King Luminaire, a division of the StressCrete Group of Jefferson, Ohio. “The fixture we selected, a 100 watt equivalent LED, will replace existing 150 watt HPS streetlights, so we anticipate immediate savings from reduced energy consumption,” said Verheyen.
When the city council approves the project budget, the city will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the eighty-eight LED streetlight project.
Webster Groves has issued an RFP for the eight LED streetlight project. Completed proposals must be submitted to the city by 10 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Webster Groves City Hall. Complete bid documents can be downloaded here.