City Seeks Public Input on LED Pilot Program
Final phase focuses on Central Business District, other business districts, parking lots, Historic District and neighborhood fixtures
The City of Naperville is seeking public feedback on new light emitting diode (LED) fixtures that are being considered for purchase as part of the City’s retrofit upgrade of more than 11,000 street lights throughout Naperville.
In 2014, the City established a three-phase LED Replacement Program by replacing 1,623 arterial street lights in phase 1 that ended in April 2015 and 7,331 residential lights in phase 2 in January 2016. Phase 3 will see the replacement of 2,843 decorative and location-specific streetlight fixtures throughout the City, including the Central Business District (CBD), the Historic District, business districts, public parking lots and nearly 70 neighborhoods throughout the City as well as several IDOT street lights.
As part of the pilot program, the City is sampling four styles of LED fixtures that have met City specifications with four different manufacturers for each style. These sample LED lights have been installed at three test sites throughout the City and are labeled with an identification number for easy identification.
- Location 1: Jefferson Avenue (south side) between Main Street and Washington Street
- Location 2: Chicago Avenue (south side) between Brainard Street and Sleight Street
- Location 3: Brainard Street north off Ogden Avenue
Staff will analyze the fixtures’ performance in these pilot areas while also taking into account public opinions shared via an online survey located on the project’s webpage at www.naperville.il.us/led. All comments will be accepted until the end of the day on Sunday, August 6.
For maps of these locations, as well as other information about the project, visit www.naperville.il.us/led.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.