July 23, 2014 12:21 pm

New streetlights coming to 5 Calgary communities

FILE: A streetlight at night

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CALGARY – The City has announced plans to install new energy-efficient LED streetlights in five Calgary communities.

Installations have already started in Altadore, and will continue in Douglasdale, Marlborough, Tuxedo Park and Brentwood throughout the summer and into the fall.

A total of 2,500 new energy-efficient LED streetlights will be installed.

The new fixtures are predicted to reduce electricity consumption up to 55 per cent, and provide virtually no wasted or spilled light.

“The LED technology will not only reduce electricity use and lower maintenance costs, but will also provide better quality lighting for our communities and roadways,” says Barry Poon, Acting Director of Roads.

The City plans to eventually undertake a city-wide retrofit of approximately 80,000 fixtures.

The fixtures selected for the first phase of the project are GE’s energy efficient Evolve™ LED Roadway Scalable Cobrahead fixtures.

WATCH: Learn more about the light fixtures that will be installed

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