Engagement for the LED Streetlight Conversion Project concluded on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. The city has received and is currently reviewing the data collected from the project surveys. Updates regarding the light selection and timeline of installation will be featured on the project webpage soon. For any questions or concerns regarding this project please contact the project manager, Cyrus Naheedy.
Why is this project being done?
The Streetlight Conversion Project will install light emitting diode (LED) bulbs in DTE owned and maintained streetlights within the City of Ann Arbor, which aligns with the city's goals of increasing sustainability and decreasing our carbon footprint as outlined in the city's A2ZERO climate action plan:
- Strategy 3: Significantly Improve the Energy Efficiency in our Homes, Businesses, Schools, Places of Worship, Recreational Sites, and Government Facilities
- Action 3: Power Street Lighting and Traffic Signals with LED
In March 2023, the City of Ann Arbor was awarded the Carbon Reduction Grant from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), which will allow the city to transition DTE streetlights from High Pressure Sodium (HPS) to LED lights. The city is seeking input from the public on the color temperature and wattage of the new lights.
The DTE Streetlight Selection Project will consider both the street light color temperature and the wattage, as there are tradeoffs between visibility needs, light pollution, and aesthetic preferences when brightness or temperature vary. The City is considering the following streetlight options: 29w/2700K, 29w/3000K, 58w/2700K, and 58w/3000K. T