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Crews will begin installations on Monday, October 16th with the project currently scheduled to be completed before the end of the year. Installations will begin on the northern side of the City and will progress north-to-south. Residents are encouraged to utilize the City of Bartlett’s Streetlight Installation Map (insert link) to monitor the progress of the project.
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LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light up to 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. How do they work? An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light.
An interactive map of the progress may be reached at the following link:
The City of Bartlett is undertaking this project in order to bring forth significant aesthetic and public safety improvements while delivering annual financial savings via our streetlight-related expenses.
The project consists of the conversion of 8,433 lights currently contained inside of the City’s Streetlight Plant Account at MLGW. This account includes all public streetlights lining the roadways as well as some additional park lights found at various City-owned parks.
The City has worked diligently with our project partners Path Company and MLGW to determine the best fixture selections for our City. Decisions were made after considering a number of variables including but not limited to: Road Classification, Presence of Pedestrian Activity, Pole/Fixture Height, Pole/Fixture Offset from the Roadway, Mast Arm Length, Color Temperature, Light Trespass, and Light Levels at the Roadway Surface.
Color Temperature is the lighting industry’s method of measuring how “hot” or “cold” the light appears to the human eye. This measurement is conducted via a numeric scale known as the Kelvin scale. Warmer color temperatures are generally considered to be 3000K and below whereas cooler temperatures are considered to be 4000K and above. Unlike the early rollout of LED technology where light often appeared blue, new technology allows for LEDs to output a range of color temperatures more appealing to the human eye. The fixtures that are being installed will have a color temperature of 3000K – widely considered to be the ideal color temperature for municipal roadway lighting.
Residents are encouraged to contact the City at 901-385-5570 with any additional questions about the project.
In partnership with the Binghampton Development Corporation (BDC), Path Company LLC is recycling the City of Bartlett's old streetlight fixtures. For more information about the eco-friendly light disposal solution, please check out the provided link.