We’re upgrading to LED streetlights. This will update the nearly 100,000 streetlights we have in the province over the next 10 years.
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 are on year 3 of a 10-year plan to change all of our streetlights over to LED.
For 2020-2021, we’re focusing mainly on heavily populated subdivisions. We’re planning on changing 19,000 lights in parts of:
- Prince Albert
- North Battleford and Battleford
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)