We're converting all street lights in the city to energy-efficient LED lighting
Now that the conversion of the NZTA subsidised street lighting to modern LED lights controlled by the central management system (CMS) is drawing to a close the focus is moving to all the other council owned lighting that is powered through the street lighting network that was not included in this first stage. The three main areas for this next round of upgrades are:
- Parks lighting connected to the street lighting network.
- Facilities and social housing lighting connected to the street lighting network.
- Connecting older LED street lights to the central management system (CMS).
You can see the lights in each of these areas below(external link).
It is the intention to have all these lights upgraded by June 2024. This includes approximately 14,000 lights, of which 9,000 are new lights to be installed, and 4,500 are to have CMS light controllers fitted to existing LED’s. The project aims to complete 70% of all installs prior to 30 June 2023.
The scope for each area is being finalised and the design process is underway. The installation of light controllers into older LED’s has commenced and the first Lights to be upgraded to LED for this next stage of upgrades are anticipated to start in May 2022.