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City Tests New LED Lights in Neighborhoods Throughout Naperville

The pilot program began Monday. The city of Naperville is seeking public feedback on the different lights.

Map of LED Pilot Sites in Naperville Credit: City of Naperville website
Map of LED Pilot Sites in Naperville Credit: City of Naperville website
The city of Naperville is looking to upgrade more than 11,000 street lights to LED lights and currently is testing out lights from six different manufacturers in various neighborhoods throughout town.

As part of the LED Pilot Program, which began on Monday, there are currently eight locations in town where different LED lights are being tested. The lights are labeled with a sign at those locations for easy identification. 

Staff will analyze the fixtures' performance turing the test period and the public is also asked to provide feedback on the different lights in an online survey, which will be available through April 20, on the city's website

The eight locations with sample LED lights include:

  • Springdale Circle (west side) from Dewhurst Street to Greenfield Court, in the Brook Crossings subdivision adjacent to Gregory Middle School
  • Century Farm Lane from William Penn Drive to Commons Road in the Century Farms Subdivision
  • Fort Hill Drive (east side) from Quincy Avenue to Aurora Avenue
  • Jefferson Avenue from Ogden Avenue to Encina Drive
  • Diehl Road (double head poles in center island) from Park Avenue to Washington Street
  • Naper Boulevard (west side) from Plank Road to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad 
  • Raymond Drive from River Road to Ogden Avenue
  • Rickert Drive from Sequoia Road to Sanctuary Lane

Feedback on the LED lights can also be provided via phone to the Department of Public Works by calling (630) 420-6095.  

For maps of these locations, as well as other background information about the project, visit www.naperville.il.us/ledupgrade.aspx.

Feedback obtained from the pilot program will be compiled along with staff evaluations to score the six vendors’ lights in order to move to the next phase of the RFQ process. 

After the selection has been made, the City intends to issue a bid and recommend a purchase to City Council so the first group of LED lights can be installed this summer.

 Source: City of Naperville press release 

Elisa Jed April 14, 2014 at 08:20 PM
I think this is a great idea. Having different parts of the city switch to different brands of LED light is a good way to test them out. This also helps the community feel involved in the decision. The city's move to switch to LED street lights is a long run cost effective plan and getting the public's opinion just makes it better. Elisa Jed | http://www.ledqusa.com/light-bars.html

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