Dunedin to begin NZ$15m LED upgrade

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

Dunedin to begin NZ$15m LED upgrade

Broadspectrum New Zealand has won a seven-year contract to install LEDs in Dunedin’s streetlighting network, with work expected to begin in the middle of this year.

“The seven-year contract covers design and installation of the new LED lights, installation of a Central Management System, and operation and maintenance of the network,” said Dunedin City Council (DCC) Group Manager Transport Richard Saunders.

Current high-pressure sodium streetlights in Dunedin are coming to the end of their lifespan, according to DCC. The installation of LEDs aims to increase road safety and reduce energy use.

Broadspectrum Chief Executive of Urban Infrastructure Domenic De Fazio also said the LED network “will allow DCC to tailor lighting levels street by street”.

Work to replace existing streetlights and install the central management system is expected to take 18–24 months and will cost approximately NZ$15–20 million.

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