The old sodium bulbs were fading, costly, and painting the streets in a dull coloured tone. They weren’t serving the area’s natural beauty, never mind providing a more eco-friendly approach to public infrastructure.
In this case, it was especially important to be the least invasive as possible when installing the chargers; several of its buildings hold historical importance.
The customer needed an efficient way to connect an EV charger to the electrical room while drilling through as few walls as possible.
The upgrade would affect four main towns, all with unique roadways and other variables. Like any streetlighting project, thoughtful engineering was key to achieving lighting standards and recommended best practices.
The municipality turned to a lighting expert for guidance to assist with a number of factors – from pole heights and spacings to road widths and classifications – paying additional attention to intersections, primary arteries, and high-density residential areas, adjusting wattage and distribution outputs as necessary.
Unlike some turnkey solutions providers, Envari was respectful of this request, and happy to help the Township vet contractors certified to work on streetlights so close to high-voltage power lines; in fact, Envari helped them write the labour tender documents, then project managed the build to ensure the design was delivered as intended.
And that’s not accounting for the maintenance savings, which can be upwards of 50% since LEDs typically last four to five times longer than alternative light sources. More immediately, though, the new LEDs bring the Township’s scenic beauty to light.