Street Lights

Upper Dublin Township is making plans to replace the roadway and street lighting throughout the Township with energy-efficient LEDs. The move will help the Township save in electricity costs, reduce carbon emissions and help make streets safer. LEDs can cut energy use and carbon emissions by up to 60 percent and can last years longer than traditional street lights. They also distribute light more consistently, with fewer dark spots, so streets are illuminated more evenly and less light is misdirected. LED street light costs have been dropping and efficiencies improving in recent years as the technology has become increasingly efficient. This replacement is in part a necessity, as 30% of the Township's streetlights are a technology that was banned from production effective 2008, and, therefore, cannot be repaired nor replaced with the original technology.

The overall objectives associated with this initiative include:

  • Converting all roadway and street lights to LED technology
  • Obtaining accurate GIS data for luminaires with GPS technology
  • Optimizing benefits of the program with improved lighting
  • Reducing energy consumption and annual costs of street lights
  • Minimizing future costs to maintain and replace the converted street lights
  • The cost of this replacement paying for itself within 13 years through rebates and reduced energy and maintenance costs

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Ten Fun Facts about LED Lights That You Probably Didn't Know

In preparation for a full conversion to begin, the Township has installed two types of LED street lights so that they can be viewed.

  • Decorative Light Trial Locations:
    • Wynnemoor Way & Warden Way (3K lighting - warmer white)
    • Wynnemoor Way, between Warden Way & Conquest Way (4K lighting - pure white)
    • Carmel Place & N. Spring Hill Drive (4K lighting - pure white)
  • Cobrahead Light Trial Locations:
    • Susquehanna Road & Broad Street
    • Fort Washington Avenue & Susquehanna Road
    • Virginia Drive & Camp Hill Road
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