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Une autre grosse ville passe au LED – 28,000 lumières

METRO VANCOUVER — Surrey will be one of the first Canadian cities to embark on a full conversion of street lighting to LED lights, the city said Tuesday.

Council endorsed a five-year implementation plan Monday night to replace 28,000 existing street lights with LED roadway lighting technology. The first phase of the plan will see the conversion of 7,100 street lamps to LED lighting in Guildford and City Centre.

« For motorists, cyclists and pedestrians the LED lights will enhance visibility and safety, » said Mayor Linda Hepner, in a statement.

« LED lights also consume less power than the current sodium lights, which will result in significant cost savings to the city once the conversion is complete. »

Compared to sodium lights, LED lights make it easier for road users to see pedestrians and signs, and the lighting quality of LED’s also result in reduced eyestrain and fatigue, the city said in a release.

« LED lights are more environmentally friendly as they consume less power and last four times longer than sodium lights, » added Mike Starchuk, chair of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee.

The city said that the change, which will cost about $11 million, will result in approximately $1 million in annual savings in reduced power consumption and maintenance costs.

Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/surrey+approves+city+wide+upgrade+street+lights/11693152/story.html?__lsa=e967-b8bd

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