On December 19, 2016, the City of Casa Grande will begin the process of changing 3,867 of the current street lights to Light-Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures. There are many benefits resulting from the conversion such as lower energy use, decreased energy costs, significantly less maintenance and a better quality of light.
The new fixtures come with a 10 year warranty but are expected to last almost 24 years. They will reduce energy consumption by almost 70% and billed utility costs by 40%. The potential savings over the course of 20 years is over $3 million with a majority of those savings coming from maintenance. The total cost of the project is $1,689,249. The City of Casa Grande is also following the recommendations of the International Dark Sky Association and the American Medical Association in using LED fixtures with a warmer color temperature of lighting (3000k). The end result is a reduction in light pollution and a better overall quality of light.
Streetlight Transition Schedule (Updated 1/12/2017)
Crews are working residential areas between Kortsen and Cottonwood from East to West and currently are in the area bordered by Cottonwood, Kortsen and Trekell. Some of McCartney, Rodeo, & Kortsen as well as Trekell from McCartney to McMurray has been completed along with many of the collectors from the residential areas North of Cottonwood. Crews continue to work the collectors and main streets at night.
The schedule is expected to progress in 2 week increments and cover the residential areas North of Florence, and then North of Jimmie Kerr. Crews will likely remain North of Cottonwood into next week. Main roads will generally follow the same schedule, but will likely extend beyond these boundaries as necessary. Exceptions will be due to material availability and fixture proximity to primary feeders which crews will do during the day toward the end of the project.
The remaining residential areas North of Cottonwood will be filled in as soon as material arrives.
Drivers are encouraged to drive cautiously in these areas when crews are present.
For questions or additional information, please contact Steven Turner at (520) 421-8661.