Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Testing LED Streetlights in RVA

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The City of Richmond’s Streetlighting utility has responded to suggestions for GREEN technology  by embarking on a pilot project involving the installation of LED (Light Emitting Diode) streetlights in various parts of the city. 
LEDs significantly outperform HPS (High Pressure sodium) streetlights by offering excellent visibility, color accuracy and energy efficiency. DPU is asking for public feedback of the areas where these new LED Streetlights have been installed. They can be found in the following areas: 
·         Jefferson Davis Highway between Elton Street and N. Hopkins Road
·         Brook Road between Sherwood Avenue and Dubois Avenue
·         Forest Hill Avenue between Jahnke Road and Westover Hills Blvd
·         New Kent Avenue between Cedar Lane and W 45th Street

Let us know what you think about them, by taking this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPUStreetlight

(For more information about DPU’s Streetlighting Utility Projects, contact us at (804) 646-8555.)

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1 comment:

  1. Please note that LED technology is not by definition "green" unless used appropriately and wisely. It can be wasteful and contribute to exacerbated light pollution when used at excessive light levels, glaring color temperature, with designs that fail to mitigate uplighting and/or when it leads to unnecessary proliferation of more lighting. Quality lighting must respect neighborhood character, be sensitive to how human vision responds and adapts to lighting, protect our environment, and prevent light pollution. For more information on quality LED lighting: http://www.darksky.org/category/leds/ and http://volt.org/ecologically-responsible-led-lighting-options/