Why LEDs?

- Apr 29, 2020-

LED luminaires require much less energy and maintenance than Guelph’s traditional high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures. This is one way the City can save big on costs.

Did you know…

  • Electricity for Guelph’s street lights costs about $1.74 million each year

  • Guelph’s existing streetlights are replaced every five years, which is costly and creates an unnecessary environmental burden

  • LED street lights last three to five times longer and use roughly half of the 10 million kilowatt hours of electricity used each year by the City’s HPS lights

  • Many other municipalities are using LED street lights, including Mississauga, Hamilton, London, Barrie, and Guelph-Eramosa Township

On top of cost savings, LED street lights offer:

  • better visibility

  • reduced light pollution

  • reduce carbon dioxide emissions

  • less maintenance