A light look in Castlegar

Modern upgrade of city's streetlights almost complete

Pictured from left on Jan.31 outside the mayor's home: Greg Jacklin of LED Roadway Lighting

Pictured from left on Jan.31 outside the mayor's home: Greg Jacklin of LED Roadway Lighting

With more than 800 of approximately 900 streetlights in the City of Castlegar having been replaced by computer controlled LED units, an informal observance of the feat was carried out on Friday, January 31.

On hand with Mayor Lawrence Chernoff were FortisBC representatives Blair Weston and Doug Lamminen along with Greg Jacklin of LED Roadway Lighting, makers of the high-tech units.

“The light is totally different,” said the mayor, “you see true colours underneath it.”

Not only good performance is touted, but efficiency as well. The City looks forward to savings of approximately $1 million over the ten-year life expectancy of the lights.