Street lighting is typically one of the largest sources of energy consumption under a municipality’s direct control. By switching to LED street lights, municipalities can achieve up to 50% in energy savings. LED street lights also offer numerous co-benefits, including lower maintenance costs, a longer lifespan, reduced light pollution, and better visibility for pedestrians and motorists.
The Canadian Urban Institute estimates that there are 2.7 million streetlights across Canada, representing a potential capital investment of up to $1.5 billion if they were converted to energy efficient LED technology. SEAD has partnered with Natural Resources Canada and LightSavers Canada to accelerate the transition to energy efficient street lighting in Canada.
SEAD participated in workshops to advance LED street lighting in Ontario and Quebec, organized by LightSavers Canada. In addition to presenting at these workshops, SEAD led a hands-on training of the SEAD Street Lighting Tool for municipal lighting managers, utilities, and lighting manufacturers. The lighting managers that participated in the training represent municipalities that own a total of 380,000 street lights.
A Brighter Tomorrow: Advancing the LED Lighting Revolution in Ontario - Held March 19, 2013 in Toronto
A Brighter Tomorrow: LED Street Lighting in Quebec - Held March 26, 2013 in Montreal