Why are municipalities switching to LEDs?

Municipalities around the world are switching to LED lights to save both money and energy. LED lights have approximately 50 per cent lower energy consumption compared to their HPS luminaire predecessors. HPS lights, most installed in the mid-1980s, are at the end of their useful lives and need replacement. LEDs will provide better service reliability and lower maintenance costs. The new LEDs have a longer lifespan - about four times that of the bulbs we currently use. This translates into ongoing savings in maintenance costs as result of the extended maintenance cycle for bulb replacement. Less maintenance also means fewer service vehicle trips for repairs and as a result, reduced carbon emissions.

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1. How many streetlights does FortisAlberta own and operate?
2. Why did FortisAlberta introduce an LED Conversion Streetlight Option?
3. Why did FortisAlberta change its lighting standards?
4. Will HPS streetlights still be available to FortisAlberta customers?
5. What are the benefits of converting to LED technology?
6. How many streetlights does FortisAlberta plan to convert under the LED Streetlight Conversion Option?
7. Why are municipalities switching to LEDs?
8. Why does our community look different with LED streetlights? Why do LEDs appear brighter, but my street is darker?
9. How do LED fixtures impact light pollution?
10. What does LED mean?
11. What does HPS mean?
12. What does CRI mean?
13. What is a BUG rating?
14. Why did FortisAlberta change the colour temperature of their LED lights?
15. Will the 3,000K LED lights make everything look orange like the old HPS lights?
16. Why does the colour temperature of streetlights matter?
17. Have the health impacts of the blue/white light associated with LEDs been considered?
18. I’ve heard the new LEDs disrupt sleep patterns. Is that accurate?