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Peoria replacing older streetlights with LED bulbs

Posted 2/8/24

The city of Peoria is taking a step toward efficiency and cost savings by replacing more than 2,800 older high-pressure sodium streetlights with more energy efficient and longer lasting LED fixtures.

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NEW LIGHTS

Peoria replacing older streetlights with LED bulbs

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The city of Peoria is taking a step toward efficiency and cost savings by replacing more than 2,800 older high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights with more energy efficient and longer lasting LED fixtures.

This project will reduce energy consumption and provide better lighting.

The fixtures are being replaced as crews switch out older streetlight poles for new ones.

Peoria has 17,250 total streetlights. Streetlight poles are replaced about every 30 years. The current streetlight pole replacement and LED light conversion project will result in a 16% increase in LED lights used throughout the city.

LED lights last four times longer than HPS lights, which means less maintenance and replacement costs for the city in the long run, according to a press release. On average, an LED light saves 52.79% electricity compared to a traditional HPS light.

Peoria’s LED light conversions started in 2018. All streetlights are scheduled to be converted to LED by the end of 2026.

Most of the work takes place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is no work on weekends or holidays to minimize disruption to residents.

On-street parking may be restricted near streetlights being serviced. There may also be a temporary street light outage while the old pole is removed and the new pole is installed.

The LED conversion Capital Improvement Project covers installation, labor, and supplies. The project is funded over the next three years at a total of $3.6 million.

Residents who have questions about the streetlight and pole replacement project can call a 24-hour project hotline at 602-532-6250.

 

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