30 Sep

NOTICE: LED streetlight installation begins next week

The installation of new light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights will get underway on Monday, October 5.

The municipality’s contractor, RealTerm Energy, is changing 1,384 existing lights to the LED cobra head-style streetlight. The municipality expects that all lights will be replaced by November 26, 2020.

Residents can follow the progress of the installation in real time. Using an interactive online map, residents can find a streetlight and see the status of its replacement.

The County chose the 3000 Kelvin setting for the new lights after taking into account feedback from the public. Residents had the opportunity in June to visit test sites in Picton and Consecon to see the difference between 3000 and 4000 Kelvin. 85 per cent of the respondents preferred the 3000 Kelvin setting. See the Kelvin colour temperature scale chart for more details about the settings.

The streetlight replacement project, which Council approved in February 2020, will reduce costs and save energy. The municipality each year will save approximately $217,000 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 metric tonnes.

Visit Have Your Say for more information about the project and LED lights. If you have questions or concerns, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 extension 1023, 613.962.9108 extension 1023, or info@pecounty.on.ca.

Please note: The County of Prince Edward provides this information as a service to the general public. While we do our best to provide accurate information, construction projects and associated service disruptions are subject to change based on weather, road, traffic, and other uncontrollable conditions.