LED Roadway Lighting Ltd (LRL) is pleased to announce that the City of Edmonton, through electric utility Epcor Utilities Inc., has selected LED Roadway Lighting Ltd (LRL) street light fixtures for a mix of new and retrofit applications. The installation of 2,580 Satellite™ series fixtures (expected to be approximately 4,500 by year’s end), is expected to result in energy savings of approximately $2.6 million over the 20 year life of the fixtures. This represents a savings of approximately 51% over the conventional 70, 100, 150, 250 and 400 watt high-pressure sodium fixtures currently in use.
In addition to the energy and maintenance cost savings, it is expected that the installation will result in a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction of 12,880 tonnes over a 20 year period and save 16,000,000 kWh (kilowatt hours) in electricity usage over the same period.
The award comes after a pilot project, which began in 2009, and a formal tender and evaluation process. The evaluation criteria used by the City included verifying illumination levels versus requirements, fixture construction, installation requirements, energy consumption analysis, payback analysis, and CO2 reductions.
LRL CEO Charles Cartmill commented, “This project represents one of our largest deployments in Canada, and reinforces our message that municipal and other users are interested in reliability and are serious about conducting a total life cycle cost evaluation. Our market penetration is increasing rapidly, with more than 250 municipal and utility clients in 20 countries. We are very excited about the future, and for this current opportunity to supply our fixtures to the City of Edmonton.”
About LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. is a leading designer and manufacturer of LED (light-emitting diode) based street and area lighting fixtures and control systems. We are headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with primary manufacturing located in Amherst, Nova Scotia. We also have manufacturing capabilities in the US, UK, Mexico, Brazil, and China. In addition to research and design facilities in Halifax, our Victoria, British Columbia operation is engaged in the design and manufacturing of our Lumen IQ wireless control system. Our NXT series luminaire was awarded Best in Class – Local Residential Roadway in the 2013 Next Generation Luminaires Competition, and was also selected for inclusion in the 2013 Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report. Our products are RoHS compliant (free of lead and mercury), provide average energy savings of 60% and substantially reduced maintenance costs. LED Roadway Lighting has municipal, utility, and commercial installations in more than 60 countries.