Street Lighting Upgrade Program
The City of Redlands is considering a street light conversion program for the installation and monitoring of Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lights. The interest for such a program is based on the recent studies performed by various cities including the City of Los Angeles who have evaluated various LED products on several public roads within their respective city limits. As a result the city of Redlands Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department (MUED) has researched LED lighting programs with seven cities within the United States. The research included the funding sources used, the cost/benefit of the program, testing protocol of the LEDs, and manufacturers used. Several of those LED manufacterers have also been contacted to aquire pricing and availability of their LED products. The purpose of this research is to assist Redlands City Council and other local officials with determining the feasibility and desirability of funding an LED street light conversion program.
This report is in-part limited to the volume of response received from those agencies that were contacted. Inquiries were sent to seven agencies with six agencies responding. The level of responsiveness varied and not all questions have been answered by all agencies. Those agencies that provided information to be considered for this report are; Raleigh, NC.; Austin, TX.; Los Angeles, CA.; Valdez, AK.; and Chula Vista, CA.
Street Light Upgrade Program-Energy Efficient LED Street Lighting Conversion Study: