Street light replacement
Over the next three years, BC Hydro will be replacing high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lights in North Vancouver and communities across the province with energy-efficient LEDs.
In many areas, HPS bulbs are past their life expectancy. The installation of LEDs is expected to have minimal impacts on residents and businesses. These new bulbs will improve nighttime visibility, which will help improve traffic safety for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
The LEDs have many benefits, including:
- Consuming about 50% less energy than the current high-pressure sodium lights
- Requiring less maintenance as they have a life span of up to 20 years
- Helping reduce our carbon footprint
- Providing a more controlled light source with reduced upward spill, which focuses the light on the roadways
The LED replacement project aligns with the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), which was developed in 2019 to reduce energy use in the community through adopting more energy-efficient technologies.