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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:15 am

While in CB the other night, I noticed that even quite a few lights in residential neighborhoods have been converted to LED. Not quite sure why Omaha is lacking in this so much.

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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby EricHaley » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:45 am

skinzfan23 wrote:While in CB the other night, I noticed that even quite a few lights in residential neighborhoods have been converted to LED. Not quite sure why Omaha is lacking in this so much.


Because OPPD currently owns the street lights in Omaha. There was an article in the Weird Herald about this not too long ago.

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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby joleo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:31 pm

EricHaley wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:While in CB the other night, I noticed that even quite a few lights in residential neighborhoods have been converted to LED. Not quite sure why Omaha is lacking in this so much.


Because OPPD currently owns the street lights in Omaha. There was an article in the Weird Herald about this not too long ago.


Here in the Des Moines metro the Utility owns the street lights as well. They are switching them all to LED, one by one as they burn out. It is a spattering of LED and Sodium lights here in the DSM metro right now. I would say 25% converted to LED right now? Definitely more in some areas. I believe they originally said this would take 10 years to complete but that may have moved this up to only 7 years. It makes total sense, lots less maintenance and electricity consumption. Long term financial sense for MidAmerican is why they are doing it. I don't understand why OPPD doesn't see this same benefit. At the very least, install new subdivisions and streets with LED, it is crazy not to, I don't understand.

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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby buildomaha » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:30 pm

joleo wrote:
EricHaley wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:While in CB the other night, I noticed that even quite a few lights in residential neighborhoods have been converted to LED. Not quite sure why Omaha is lacking in this so much.


Because OPPD currently owns the street lights in Omaha. There was an article in the Weird Herald about this not too long ago.


Here in the Des Moines metro the Utility owns the street lights as well. They are switching them all to LED, one by one as they burn out. It is a spattering of LED and Sodium lights here in the DSM metro right now. I would say 25% converted to LED right now? Definitely more in some areas. I believe they originally said this would take 10 years to complete but that may have moved this up to only 7 years. It makes total sense, lots less maintenance and electricity consumption. Long term financial sense for MidAmerican is why they are doing it. I don't understand why OPPD doesn't see this same benefit. At the very least, install new subdivisions and streets with LED, it is crazy not to, I don't understand.

Unlike our neighbors across the river, Nebraskans aren’t ones to be very forward thinking. It’s getting better but a lot of people who don’t want change are the leaders in Omaha.

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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:47 am

EricHaley wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:While in CB the other night, I noticed that even quite a few lights in residential neighborhoods have been converted to LED. Not quite sure why Omaha is lacking in this so much.


Because OPPD currently owns the street lights in Omaha. There was an article in the Weird Herald about this not too long ago.


To pay for road repairs, Omaha City Council considers redirecting money from streetlight maintenance fund

Roseann Moring - World-Herald staff writer wrote:OPPD owns the city’s streetlights, which it estimates are valued at about $45 million. The city leases them and contracts with OPPD for their maintenance and the energy to run them.
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Brad » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:19 pm

Interesting in the article where it says they should be exploring LED streetlights. To me it seems like plenty of other cities have already done all the exploring. They should have picked on by now and even if they do ZERO replacement for the time being, all new lights should be LED. There are how many new SID's going online this year and not one of them has LED?
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby jessep28 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:36 pm

It's too early to decide on a street lamp upgrade citywide. The minimum number of studies haven't been performed yet.
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Brad » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:37 pm

In the past week and a half, I have been to Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri... You know which State had far and away the most LED lights?


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Wyoming... They were everywhere! Even the high mast interchange lighting on the interstate was all LED! The most conservative and rural state of the bunch had the most LED lights...

So Wyoming had the most, Iowa and Colorado had about the same and tied for second, and Nebraska had the least.
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Coyote » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:32 pm

Wow. How many miles did you put on Elmer?
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Brad » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:34 am

Coyote wrote:Wow. How many miles did you put on Elmer?


Looks Like 3119 for the Wyoming / Colorado portion of the trip. The Kansas City trip was in my wife's car. Averaged 26.9 MPG too.
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby GetUrban » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:11 am

Brad wrote:Wyoming... They were everywhere! Even the high mast interchange lighting on the interstate was all LED! The most conservative and rural state of the bunch had the most LED lights..


Nice to see a "conservative" state decide to do something that actually conserves resources!
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:54 am

I was over in my parent's neighborhood on the northwest side of Council Bluffs and notice that all the streetlights have been replaced with LEDs.

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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Brad » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:48 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:I was over in my parent's neighborhood on the northwest side of Council Bluffs and notice that all the streetlights have been replaced with LEDs.


Wonder if there was some sort of state wide grant. When I went though Little Sioux last weekend, it looked like the whole town was switched over too.
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Brad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:45 am

There are a half dozen or so LED streetlights long the elevated portion west dodge expressway now.
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Brad » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:47 pm

I noticed the other night that the new (although I think temporary) streetlights at 132 and Giles are LED.

I also noticed some LED Streetlights in Lincoln.
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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby JPenny » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:52 pm

It looks like the street lights on Chicago between 22nd and 24th are LED

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Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Postby Brad » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:09 am

JPenny wrote:It looks like the street lights on Chicago between 22nd and 24th are LED


I saw some on Friday night on Woolworth between 45th and 48th. I didn't get a good look, but they didn't seem nearly as bright as the lights Iowa uses.
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