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B.C. begins installing “greener” street lamps

Installation has started on replacing over 36,000 street lights in British Columbia with more environmentally frien...


Installation has started on replacing over 36,000 street lights in British Columbia with more environmentally friendly lamps.
The new lamps are innovative high pressure sodium lamps which last 30,000 hours — 25% longer than an ordinary HPS lamp. Made by Osram Sylvania, the Lumalux Plus/Eco lamps have lead free glass, and a base which contains 90% less mercury than the norm.
The lamps are being installed by BC Hydro through EECOL Electric out of Surrey, B.C.