A new pilot project from SaskPower will see LED street lights in various locations around Regina and Saskatoon.
LED street lights are 40 to 60 per-cent more efficient and according to SaskPower require much less maintenance than traditional street lights.
Jordan Jackle, a spokesperson for the Crown says people in both cities will already see the state of the art lights shinning right now.
“Our crews are actually out doing some of these installations as part of the pilot right now,” Jackle says. “The LED streetlight pilot will run from October (last month), through to November (this month), and it’s beginning in Regina, and moving to Saskatoon.”
Around 1,000 of the energy efficient and nearly maintenance free lamps are shining on Regina streets in areas where Jackle says they’ll be the best tested.
“Mostly in areas along high-traffic corridors, so we have installed them along Lewvan Drive, we’ve installed them in the North-East industrial area, as well as a residential subdivision.”
Jackle says if SaskPower is satisfied with the pilot they will spend the next decade switching street lights to the new LED lamps.