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Everything You Need to Know About LED Street Lights in Calgary

Learn more about Calgary’s city-wide LED lighting retrofit in 2017 which has proven to reduce energy consumption and provide quality lighting on city roadways.

In an effort to significantly reduce our energy consumption and to provide quality street lighting to all Calgarians, the city of Calgary underwent a massive LED retrofit (80,000 streetlights) in the summer of 2017.

Making the switch to LED technology has proven to have many benefits, including:

  • Significantly lower energy consumption
  • Better quality street lights that make objects appear clearer and more defined
  • Lowered amount of ‘spilled light’, ensuring that most of it focuses on roads and sidewalks, where it’s most needed.

Make the switch to LED Lighting in Your Own Home or Business!

At Fluorescent Man Lighting, we know the benefits of LED technology. That’s why we offer a wide range of services from LED lighting products to affordable retrofits so you can lower your energy bill costs and reduce your carbon footprint.

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What You Need to Know About Calgary’s New Street Lighting Program

Based on an assessment of available technologies, LED (light-emitting diode) lighting was identified as the best option for Calgary’s roads. While it can be more pricey in the short-run, LED lighting significantly lowers electricity and maintenance costs, while improving Calgarians’ ability to see details while walking or driving.

What is LED Technology?

LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a lighting technology in which each diode can be controlled to emit light in a specific direction, resulting in less light wastage and energy consumption. A diode is a current conductor.

When designed well, LED lighting is much more efficient, versatile, and durable than traditional incandescent or fluorescent bulbs.

Surprising Facts About the LED Street Lighting Project

As LED technology is advancing, it has now become approximately the same cost as older, standard sodium lights, but offers a multitude of long-term benefits. Here are some surprising facts about the Calgary LED Street Lighting Project:

  1. ONE MILLION DOLLARS has approximately been saved in street lighting maintenance costs per year since 2017.
  2. FIVE MILLION DOLLARS is the approximate amount the city would save in its annual electricity costs, assuming a minimum 50% gain in efficiency over the period of 10 years.
  3. REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF UP TO 50%. This is the equivalent of lighting up 2,820 homes per year or taking 5,780 cars off the roads!


Why Not Make the Switch Yourself? Learn About our LED Retrofit

Despite the incredible benefits of LED lighting, our team at FML understands that making the switch is not always an easy one! A complete interior lighting upgrade comes with high installation costs and time needed.

Our solution? An LED lighting retrofit will allow you to revamp your existing fittings to make them compatible with LED bulbs. This has many benefits, including:

  • Saves you a significant amount of time and money
  • Allows you to keep your existing high-quality or one-of-a-kind fittings
  • Enables you to customize your personal space to your specific tastes and needs

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To find out more about our Calgary lighting services, including LED retrofits and maintenance programs, contact our office at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.

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