Advanced technology reduces energy costs, improves light quality, and increases public safety.
WHAT: A new pilot project to test the advantages of LED street lighting will be publicly unveiled in conjunction with the Grenada Ministry of Energy.
A lighting demonstration conducted by Grenlec will compare the differences between the existing conventional lighting (high pressure sodium) and three models of the new LED luminaire technology. A public survey will be conducted after the demonstration to gain customer perceptions and preferences when comparing the new LED street light options.
WHERE: Camerhogne Park, Grand Anse at main entrance to the Grand Anse Beach.
WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 8:00 pm.
WHY: Grenlec and our Government are exploring options for converting existing street lights to advanced LED technology that is proven to be brighter, longer-lasting, and more energy-efficient by up to 50%. This advanced lighting technology will reduce energy costs, improve light quality and increase public safety.
CONTACT: Prudence Greenidge, Corporate Communications Manager, Grenada Electricity Services Ltd. (GRENLEC), at 473-440 2097 ext. 314, E-mail: [email protected]
New LED Street Lighting Pilot Project:
Testing of advanced street lighting technology to lower energy costs, improve light quality and increase public safety
Grenlec and our Government are piloting the use of energy-efficient LED street lighting in select public street locations throughout Grenada to evaluate the economic, safety and environmental benefits of this advanced lighting technology.
LED street lighting is proven to be more energy-efficient, durable, longer lasting and brighter than conventional street lighting, which could provide significant savings of up to 50% in energy and maintenance costs, as well as increased public security. In addition, LED lighting cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to a healthier environment and a “greener” Grenada.
Since not all LED lighting is the same and performance varies by manufacturer and product type, Grenlec will be comparing three LED manufacturer lighting products against the existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting at a variety of locations.
Pilot Project Locations:
|Location||LED Manufacturer Lights|
|Maurice Bishop High Way – Airport to SSU||12||4||4||4|
|Maurice Bishop Highway – Sugar Mill Roundabout to True Blue Roundabout||6||2||2||2|
|True Blue – Dusty H/way intersection to Yacht road junction Quinn Co.||6||2||2||2|
|Port High Way, Tanteen – Yacht Club to Burns Point||3||1||1||1|
|Carmerhogne Park – main entrance to Grand Anse Beach||3||1||1||1|
|Morne Rouge – Wall Street Roundabout to Spice Inn||6||2||2||2|
|Victoria Street, Grenville||3||1||1||1|
|Gouyave – Main street to Fish Market.||3||1||1||1|
|Total number of LED Lights to be installed.||42||14||14||14|
Because of the variances in lumens (light output), color rendition, and light distribution of LED technology, it’s important to test the performance of the products on actual road surface conditions to measure the differences in light quality, color, brightness, light direction, and energy use.
Grenlec is also conducting a brief customer survey to gain customer observations and preferences between the three types of LED street lighting being tested.
The LED Street Light Pilot Project will run through May 26, 2015, providing time to collect technical performance data and customer survey information for assessing the LED street light options. Further evaluations and results of this pilot will determine the economic feasibility and schedule for future LED street light installations in Grenada.
LED Lighting Facts:
For more information, please contact Grenlec at [email protected].
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