The City of Red Deer wants feedback from residents about its newest streetlights.
Electric Light and Power Department installed six different types of high-efficiency street lights on Addington Drive this week.
The light-emitting diode street lights and other high-efficiency street lights are being installed between Avery Street and Austin Drive as a pilot project to last until June and to cost $11,000.
Residents are asked to view the lights and provide feedback by taking the survey at www.reddeer.ca
The city is evaluating the lights using a number of factors, including light level, how light is distributed on the roadway, human perception of how the roadway is lit, and how much electricity is used.
The purpose of the pilot is to determine if the energy-efficient new lights are more efficient and cost-effective than the high-pressure sodium lights the city now uses. This is part of an ongoing effort to find energy-efficient alternatives.
“The pilot project along Addington will help us explore lighting alternatives for our community and give Red Deerians the chance to provide feedback about what works in their community,” said Garfield Lee, senior electrical distribution engineer for the city.
“We are really pleased to be working with the different manufacturers on this project,” Lee said.