The City of Chula Vista’s Public Works Department is looking to light up local streets in the most efficient way possible with a new streetlight assessment project. The department is currently conducting an energy efficient streetlight technology campaign to seek out new lighting technologies that reduce energy consumption and extend the maintenance period without reducing existing lighting levels.
This multi-phase project will compare the best new solid state (LED), high – pressure sodium (HPS) and induction technologies to the existing HPS luminaries that are less efficient, maintenance intensive and less environmentally sensitive.
The first testing site is on La Media Road south of Birch Road. In this area, production quality sample lighting fixtures were installed. The samples are being evaluated based on quality, reliability, serviceability, performance, photometric reports, field observations, energy consumption, cost savings analysis and manufacture warranty. Currently ten manufacturers are participating in the project. This phase of the campaign could take up to 24 months to complete. A secondary test site is planned at Second Avenue north of C Street.
The department invites other agencies, utilities, manufacturers, and residents to observe these locations and provide feedback. For more information and comments, please log on to the project's website HERE or call Robert LeClair, Project Manager, at (619) 367-6210.