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Pioneer Square Pilot LED Streetlight Project


Posting Date: 7/26/2018                

Contact: Carol Anderson - Project Manager

Phone: (206) 733-9961

PROJECT UPDATE (9/27/2018)

Seattle City Light piloted a program to improve customer safety, reduce carbon emissions and conserve resources by installing LED streetlight fixtures in Pioneer Square. The new fixtures were evaluated for appearance, historical integrity and light levels.

City Light tested LED fixtures on 2nd Avenue South between South Washington and South Jackson streets. Customers filled out a survey to provide their feedback on the fixtures during a three-week period in August and September 2018.

Seattle City Light is now currently working to present its findings to the Pioneer Square Preservation Board, Historical Commissions, Downtown Seattle Association and other interested parties.

If the test fixtures are not approved, they will be scheduled for removal, following the board decision.

Once the data has been collected and presented, City Light will select an approved fixture. A replacement schedule will then be developed to address all globe streetlights in City Light’s service territory.

LED FIXTURE LOCATIONS



PROJECT TIMELINE (BEGINNING AUGUST 2018)

  • Stage 1: Light readings of existing fixtures
  • Stage 2: Installation of test fixtures
  • Stage 3: LED light analysis
  • Stage 4: Seattle City Light will present its findings to the Pioneer Square Preservation Board, Historical Commissions, Downtown Seattle Association and other interested parties

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • The new LED streetlights will enrich the quality of lighting, improve pedestrian and traffic safety, and maintain the historic nature of Pioneer Square.
  • LEDs reduce greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing as well as when they are in use. Additionally, about 20,000 tons of reduced carbon emissions per year are the result of fewer service vehicle trips.
  • The pilot program provides an opportunity for community feedback that may affect which fixture will be chosen.

PROJECT IMPACTS

  • Maintenance power outages are not planned for this work.
  • Customers can expect some traffic impacts during the removal of existing streetlight fixtures and the installation of new LED fixtures.
  • Parking in the immediate area may be impacted.

SURVEY FEEDBACK

Survey feedback was collected on the pilot fixtures in August/September 2018.

NEXT STEPS

If the test fixtures are not approved, they will be scheduled for removal, following the board decision.

Once the data has been collected and presented, City Light will select an approved fixture. A replacement schedule will then be developed to address all globe streetlights in City Light’s service territory.


SCHEDULE

Construction Start: August 2018

Duration: Pilot fixtures will be up until Sep. 7, 2018

Daily Work Schedule: N/A
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