We’re upgrading to LED streetlights. This will update the nearly 100,000 streetlights we have in the province over the next 10 years.

 

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Why we’re doing it

LED lighting uses less energy than High Pressure Sodium Vapour (HPSV) bulbs. That’s what our streetlights currently use. This switch will also:

  • increase the lifespan of a light
  • lower maintenance cost
  • reduce environmental impact

Since LED lights need less maintenance, we’ll have more time to work on:

  • modernizing the grid
  • providing reliable power to the province

Our progress so far

We’ve completed the first year of a 10-year plan to change all of our streetlights over to LED.

For 2019-2020, we’re focusing mainly on heavily populated subdivisions. We’re planning on changing 8,800 lights in parts of:

  • Regina
  • Saskatoon
  • Moose Jaw
  • Lloydminster
  • Black Lake

Minimizing the impact to you

Rates won't go up because of the switch to LED bulbs. As more LED streetlights are installed over time municipalities may notice savings.

There may be minor traffic delays so we can finish the work. But no power outages will happen because of the updates. That and, we won't need access to your private property.

Respecting the local environment

Switching to LED bulbs will lower the light pollution in the sky. That’s because the LEDs are “dark-sky compliant”. This means they meet the guidelines set out by the International Dark-Sky Association.

We’ll also recycle or reuse the old fixtures we’re replacing. This prevents them from ending up in a landfill.

Benefits to local communities

Since LED bulbs have a longer lifespan, this will help reduce streetlight outages. Keeping the streets brighter and safer for the public.

We also picked LED bulbs that use warm-white colour light (3000K). This way we avoid the intense white-blue lights that negatively impact sleep patterns.

Keeping you informed

We’ll keep this page updated with details about the project and areas we’ll be working in.

For more information about this project:

Phone: 1-888-757-6937 (toll-free in Saskatchewan)

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