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LED Lighting Roll-Out

City of Salisbury, in conjunction with SA Power Networks, continually make improvements to the public lighting across our city.

We are responsible for all public lighting on local roads and share responsibility for lighting on the main road network (arterial roads) with Department of Infrastructure & Transport (DIT).

The City of Salisbury, in partnership with SA Power Networks and their subsidiary company Enerven is replacing over 10,000 of our City's old and inefficient street lights with new LED lighting.

The initiative is expected to cut Council’s street light energy and maintenance costs by up to 75 per cent.

Switching to LED lighting will save ratepayers’ money, help protect the environment and will improve visibility on roads and footpaths. During the roll-out Council will also be considering how best to respond to community requests for lighting as well as tackling lighting needs in priority areas around the City.

Street lighting is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions by local government in Australia. This project will reduce carbon emissions by 700 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year.

Street lighting improves road user safety by illuminating roads and footpaths making it easier for people to drive or walk along streets at nights.

Street lighting is not designated to identify private property locations or provide property security lighting.

City of Salisbury pays for street lighting via public lighting tariffs and the energy used.

Most street lighting in South Australia is owned and operated by SA Power Networks as a service to Councils and the State Government.

Street lighting is necessary but expensive to run. The transition to LED street lighting technology will reduce the council’s energy consumption and provide an overall improvement to our street lighting network.

Greenhouse gas emissions and energy charged to council will be reduced per annum under the proposed changeover.

It is anticipated the Field Crews will be changing lights across the City of Salisbury during the months of November 2021 to March 2022.

The Council’s strategy is to replace the old technology street lamps with lower energy LED lights. This will be a rolling strategy, with the first stage planned to upgrade 10,000 street lights.

Enerven will be progressively replacing older lights on residential streets with appropriate LED’s across the city. There are larger lights classified as ‘Vehicular (V) road lights’ that are used on major roads, intersections and at traffic control devices (such as roundabouts and speed humps), however, energy efficient alternatives are not yet feasible for replacement of these lights. A small number of previously faulty lights have already been replaced with new LED lights across the city by Enerven and SA Power Networks.

The new lights being installed will be more energy efficient than existing lamps, require less maintenance and generate a warm to white light (around 3000 Kelvin). The white light generated from LEDs will vary from some existing street lights which can appear yellow (high pressure sodium) and amber (low pressure sodium). Another advantage of LED lights being installed will be less back spill into properties due to improved optics. Although street lights may appear to be brighter (as they are newly installed lights) they will be more efficient in spreading light more evenly along and across footpaths and roads. Visibility along the street will also be improved and look more natural.

Contact City of Salisbury Customer Service Centre, who will take down your details and forward to SA Power Networks/Enerven.

Where a resident can demonstrate that they are being significantly impacted by light spill into their property from an adjacent street light, a solution will be investigated. In most cases the installation of a shield/visor device will only be considered where it does not reduce lighting levels below the relevant Australian Standards for the lighting for roads and public spaces (AS/NZS 1158). Where a shield/visor is assessed to be required, Council will give approval for Enerven to install one.

Contact SA Power Networks with your concerns