LED lights increase security and make colors and shapes easier to see. (photo courtesy)
Brossard switches to LED lighting. From mid-September, a street lighting modernization plan will be rolled out across the region, converting 4,808 street lighting fixtures, currently made of sodium, to light-emitting diode (LED) technology.
The transformation required an investment of $1.8 million, but would, according to city estimates, result in an estimated $349,000 reduction in annual expenses.
The goal of the project is to improve lighting conditions and harness financial and environmental benefits – an LED bulb lasts 5 times longer than a high-pressure sodium bulb. Technology helps reduce energy consumption in the city.
LED lights also increase safety and make it easier to perceive colors and shapes.
The city states that “the equipment installed is ‘dark sky’ certified and reduces light pollution from street lighting.”
It is possible to follow the progress of the installation of street lamps on the city’s website, thanks to the map Lumières sur le Québec, from the Fédération québécoise des Municipalités. (advertisement)
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