Over the next couple of months, BC Hydro will be replacing high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lights in Delta with energy-efficient LEDs, similar to what they have done in neighboring cities. The switch to LED lights aligns with federal regulations.
These new street lights will help improve public safety in the community by increasing the visibility of sidewalks and roads at night, as well as helping reduce light pollution. LEDs also last longer and require less maintenance.
The installation in Delta’s three communities: North Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen is scheduled to start in December 2022. It is expected that BC Hydro’s project will have minimal impacts on residents and businesses, with the possibility of short-term lane closures as their crews take approximately 30 minutes to complete each installation.
Benefits of LED Street Lights
- They consume about 50% less energy than our current HPS street lights.
- Require less maintenance as they have a life span of up to 20 years.
- Improves nighttime visibility, which will help improve traffic safety for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- Produces a whiter and more natural light than the orange light emitted from the existing street lights.
- They help reduce our carbon footprint.
The switch to LED street lights may take some time to get used to. If you are experiencing issues with the replacement of a street light, please contact the Engineering Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-946-3260.
To learn more about BC Hydro’s Street Light Replacement Project, please visit bchydro.com/streetlighting.