Manitoba Hydro says they have replaced about a quarter of High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights in Winnipeg with energy efficient LED streetlights.
Most of the new bulbs can be found in the northwest area of the city as the crews are working in quadrants. They still have about 4,000 more bulbs to install in that area before moving to the northeast area of the city.
“We’re anticipated that once all the lights are converted in the province, we’re expecting to save around 35 gigawatt hours per year,” Hydro Spokesperson Scott Powell said. “That’s the equivalent of powering around 2,200 homes annually.”
The bulbs are brighter and last longer, Powell said.
The project is expected to be completed in Winnipeg by 2019, but changing well over 100,000 bulbs across Manitoba could take upwards of another six years.