BC Hydro Street Light Replacement Project

Starting next week, BC Hydro will be in Golden replacing high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights with energy-efficient LEDs in order to meet federal regulations. The LED lights use less energy, are more sustainable and reliable, and last longer than traditional HPS lights. This is part of a larger project to replace street lights in communities across the province.

The installation is expected to have minimal impacts on residents and businesses with the potential of short term lane closures or other traffic control in place around crews. Each individual street light installation generally takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Existing lights will be kept in place until the LED lights are installed and ready to be turned on, resulting in no street light outages during the installation period. Work is expected to be completed in two weeks.

As with any change, the new light may take some getting used to. BC Hydro recommends that you allow about three weeks to adjust to the new light. If after that time, you have an issue with the brightness or positioning of the light, please contact BC Hydro directly at 1-800-266-6366 or email streetlighting@bchydro.com

To learn more about the province-wide BC Hydro LED Street Light Replacement Project, visit www.BCHydro.com/StreetLighting.