Warrington Township is one of 35 municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania to participate in the Regional Streetlight Procurement Program led by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Through this project, Warrington is replacing all existing street lights on dedicated streets throughout the township with energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lights.
The Regional Streetlight Procurement Program issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in 2015 to identify a single energy services company that would complete this project for all 35 municipalities. The RFP included specifications for the replacement fixtures, to ensure that the township was not only using its purchase power to procure equipment and labor at the lowest possible price, but was also purchasing the highest performing equipment on the market.
Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) was selected as the Energy Services Company for this project. JCI completed a field audit of all fixtures in the township for retrofit. Construction on this project is expected to begin in the very near future. Please look for updates on the township webpage, www.warringtontownship.org.
The new LED lights will last more than 20 years, meaning fewer outages and lower maintenance costs every year. LEDs typically use at least 50 percent less energy than the fixtures that they replace.
The LEDs that will be installed will look different from the fixtures they replace- that may appear whiter and/or brighter to the eye. In fact, these lights were designed to meet the illumination standards that were previously present in the township. LEDs provide better, more uniform illumination than standard streetlights, meaning improved visibility and improved safety on our streets and sidewalks.
You will notice the installation of the new LED street lights over the next several weeks. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the township at 215-343-9350.