Q: When will the works be occurring in my area?
A: Refer to the maps for 2018/2019 works. The upcoming works are on arterial roads and we expect works should mostly occur between November 2018 and April 2019.
Q: How will the works affect my street on the day?
A: The changeover of street lights involves a single elevated work platform with two to three crew members. It takes less than 5 minutes to replace a street light so any disruptions to traffic flow in your street should not last long. Resident’s cars can remain parked on streets.
Q: What lights are being used?
A: In all future installs Wyndham will be using a combination of LEDs approved by Powercor.
Q: Why did Council choose these particular lights?
A:The light technology chosen are proven and reliable energy efficient technology. Council considers them to be the best options currently available in light fittings approved by Powercor, the distribution company that owns the lighting infrastructure, delivering the best value for money over its expected life span. The lights have been tested to ensure they meet relevant Australian Standards in regards to safety and light levels.
The new lights will deliver:
Higher energy efficiency
Better “colour rendering” and visibility.
Less depreciation of the light output over time.
Better Street Safety (less faults due to design improvements of selected lights)
Better management and reduction of spill light.
Q: Who actually owns the lights?
A: The lights are owned and maintained by energy distribution business Powercor.
Q: Are the old lights recycled?
A: Yes. The recycling of old lights that are taken down during a bulk change is the responsibility of the installer. 100% of the old light components can be recycled. For example, the glass collected is recycled into products such as glass wool insulation for homes. The mercury is distilled and reused in the dental industry to manufacture amalgam. The aluminium body and other fixed components (for example, steel screws, copper wires) are collected and melted and used by industry.