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Lebanon Streetlight Redesign

UVLSRPC Projects

Project Administrator:

Michael McCrory

Project Title:

Lebanon Streetlight Redesign

Related Services:

Energy

Project Summary:

In 2009 and 2012 Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee (LEAC) representatives met with the Lebanon City Council Public Safety Committee to discuss plans to reduce the number of streetlights. Based on these meetings the streetlight reduction effort shifted its focus to non-arterial and non-collector local streets. The Public Safety Committee agreed with the concept of removing streetlights along local streets and stressed the importance of maintaining public safety and integrating public outreach and education in the process. 

In 2013 LEAC received a grant to implement action items from its 2012 Energy Plan. The Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) assisted with the planning efforts including developing a GIS-based evaluation tool to identify candidate streetlights to retain or remove. LEAC developed a modified approach from streetlight reduction to streetlight redesign with the understanding the analysis should focus more on effective lighting than light removal. 

The goals for the streetlight redesign project are: 

  • Maintain public safety including public sense of security, pedestrian and vehicle visibility. 
  • Reduce costs to the City and taxpayers and reduce municipal energy consumption. 
  • Develop a maintenance program for existing streetlights, including streetlight retrofit and removal. 
  • Establish streetlight redesign standards for future City streets. 
  • Reduce light pollution. 

 

Additional Information

Funders:

  • US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Challenge Planning Grant

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