Oak Bay electrician Nick McKinnon with two new LED street lamps. The final 356 lamps are being purchased and installed to complete the five-year switchover of Oak Bay’s 1,506 street lamps. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay to complete LED switchover of 1,506 street lamps

Electricians to install final 356 steet lamps

Oak Bay is completing its five-year-long Street Light Project, a switch from traditional incandescent street light bulbs to 1,506 new energy-efficient LED lamps.

Council confirmed the purchase of the final 356 LED lamps left in the final phase of the project that has seen 1,160 ‘light emitting diodes’ installed already.

The final purchases for the light fixtures are $43,735 from E.B. Horsman and $17,473 from Eecol Electric. The fixtures use about 40 per cent of the electricity compared to the incandescent lights.

Oak Bay shared the electrical bill for its street lamps thorughout the installation process and it is already clear just how efficient the bulbs are.

Street lighting electricity pre-LED upgrades was trending up, and fast, from $98,499 in 2013, to $106,776 in

2014, to $111,535 in 2015. Then in 2015 the first phase of LED lamps were installed. Since then, the trend reversed down to $99,517 in 2016, to $71,932 in 2017, and to $68,105 in 2018.

Oak Bay’s two electricians have been handling the installation. Thus will end the five-year switchover project.

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