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GE Lighting Canada Uses LEDs To Light Up Calgary

GE Lighting Canada is illuminating five communities in the City of Calgary with energy-efficient LEDs, providing savings in energy, cost and maintenance.

Altadore, Douglasdale, Marlborough, Tuxedo Park, and Brentwood are part of the first phase of an initiative focused on changing the existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights to energy efficient fixtures. LED light installations started in the community of Altadore, and will be ongoing throughout the summer and early fall. In a two-phased project, The City plans to eventually undertake a city-wide retrofit of approximately 80,000 fixtures.

“This is the first step in The City’s larger vision of providing Calgarians with smart, sustainable, and cost-effective infrastructure,” said Barry Poon, Acting Director of Roads. “The LED technology will not only reduce electricity use and lower maintenance costs, but will also provide better quality lighting for our communities and roadways.”

The new LED fixtures are expected to reduce electricity consumption up to 55 per cent, and provide virtually no wasted or spilled light. GE Lighting was selected as the primary manufacturer for the first phase of the project. GE¹s energy efficient Evolve LED Roadway Scalable Cobrahead fixtures being installed are part of GE ecomagination, the company¹s commitment to developing technology solutions that deliver operational efficiencies and savings while reducing environmental impact.

“We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with The City of Calgary in its innovative move to increase energy efficiency through the use of LED technology,” said Derek Publicover, General Manager of GE Lighting Canada.  “We¹re seeing more and more municipalities making the move to LED. Calgary should be proud to be among the cities leading the movement.”

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