AMHERST –Nova Scotia Power and LED Roadway Lighting (LRL), who has a manufacturing facility located in Amherst, announced a new contract Friday. The two companies will supply up to 85,000 Satellite series fixtures for deployment throughout the province.
“LED Roadway Lighting is truly a Nova Scotia success story and I want to congratulate the company on securing this new contract,” Premier Darrell Dexter said. “This is an innovative company with a world-leading product that is helping to strengthen Amherst’s growing reputation as an economic hub in Nova Scotia.”
The old 70-400 watt high-pressure sodium fixtures will be replaced by the new fixtures and will provide significant energy savings as well as better longevity and savings in maintenance costs. The new fixtures will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“This is the second large scale utility retrofit announced by LRL this year,” said Charles Cartmill, president and CEO of LRL. “The fact that utilities are converting the LED technology at such a scale demonstrates that the economics of conversion are sound. We are pleased that our products are consistently selected by clients worldwide after extension commercial and technical evaluations.”
The latest announcement by the company is just one in a series of project awards. Some other recent contract announcements include Salford (UK) with 24,000 fixtures, and New Brunswick Power taking 72,000 fixture retrofit over the next five years.