Milton Council approves LED Streetlight Replacement Program

Milton Hydro Works with the Town of Milton on implementing a new LED lighting system Image credit: Milton Hydro/ Twitter.com

The Town of Milton, in partnership with Milton Hydro, is set to replace approximately 30% of the Town’s streetlights with energy efficient LED bulbs. LED lighting tends to have a longer lifespan and reduced maintenance costs compared to traditional fixtures. The output of LED lights can be adjusted in response to daylight, weather conditions, motion, or during special events. These features result in energy savings and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over the lifespan of the fixture.

“I’m pleased to see us updating light fixtures in older parts of town and along collector and arterial roads,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “Taking advantage of new technologies like adaptable LED street lighting is another way we’re incorporating innovation into the fabric of the community.”

The LED streetlight replacement program is expected to retrofit more than 2800 traditional bulbs and generate approximately $23,000 in initial annual budget savings. A further financial benefit is expected to be realized once the cost of borrowing has been fully repaid after a 10-year term. The first LED streetlights are expected to be installed this fall.

“Milton Hydro is proud to manage the LED streetlight replacement project to ensure that installation meets current electrical standards and that expected energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions are realized,” said Brian Penman, Chair, Milton Energy Generation Solutions.

The streetlight replacement program complements Milton’s other energy saving and carbon dioxide reducing measures which include solar and ground source heating and cooling at the Milton Sports Centre and the Civic Operations Centre.

More information on this project is available at in Council Report ENG-009-18.

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