Pilot project lights the way with LED technology

Jason Malloy
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TRURO - A pair of downtown Truro streets have a new look when the sun goes down.
LED lights have been installed along Arthur and Pleasant streets as part of a pilot project.
"It's quite a significant difference and
I hope that's just the start," Mayor Bill Mills said.
Truro is one of 18 communities across Nova Scotia taking part in a pilot project announced in April by LED Roadway Lighting Limited, ecoNova Scotia and Conserve Nova Scotia.
A total of 1,100 high-pressure sodium streetlights are being converted to the newer technology, with about half of the lights owned by Nova Scotia Power.
"It's an exciting program," Nova Scotia Power spokeswoman Jennifer Parker said.
"Nova Scotia Power is pretty excited to be involved and proud to be testing this on some of the lights that we own around the province. Conservation and energy efficiency is a priority for our company."
LED Roadway Lighting Limited said
the pilot project is expected to reduce energy use by more than 50 per cent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 288
tonnes annually.
The new lights have a 20-year design life, compared to the four to five year expectancy of the high-pressure sodium technology.
Annapolis Royal has the most lights in
the project, having changed all 130 of its streetlights.
Other communities taking part include Richmond County, Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Springhill, Amherst, Parrsboro, Wolfville, Berwick, Yarmouth, Bridgewater, Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

jmalloy@trurodaily.com

Organizations: Nova Scotia Power

Geographic location: TRURO, Nova Scotia, Annapolis Royal Port Hawkesbury Antigonish New Glasgow Parrsboro Dartmouth

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