This office is quickly progressing forward with the LED Streetlight project. The Town will officially
buy the streetlights from National Grid at the end of the month. We have agreed to a contract with
Daigle Electric to be our maintenance vendor during the installation of the LED Streetlights. The Town
will now be taking all streetlight outage requests instead of National Grid.
Tanko Lighting has also completed the initial streetlight audit. Over the next few weeks they will be
plotting the information they found on an interactive GIS Map to have a better understanding of the
Town’s lighting. After that they will be looking at the resident request and Police Department request
to see if any new lights are warranted or needed.
The next step for the Town is to choose a lighting fixture and procure the materials. We have met with
Burlington about their experiences and plan to take a field trip after daylight savings time to multiple
surrounding Town’s to find a fixture that will suite us. We have also met with CINCOM a smart
lighting manufacturer previously based in Billerica. The Town is exploring these smart options for
certain areas of Town. Some of these include traffic counts, noise detection, pavement head index,
WIFI connectivity, and many other programs. I will keep you updated as we move forward in the
The Town met with three potential firms who bid on the LED streetlight job. The Town chose Tanko Lighting who was the most experienced in the program as well as the low bidder. They came highly recommended from multiple Towns including Dracut and Medford.
This office had meeting on August 16th with Tanko Lighting to begin the streetlight conversion. There are 2,600 lights throughout the Town and about 40 decorative lights. The first step is to do an audit of all streetlights within the Right of Way. The MAPC deadline for procuring all materials is December 31st. Installation will start in March and be completed by May 31st. The Town will seek reimbursement from MAPC by June 30, 2020.
The audit is the first step. It will begin in mid-September and end in October. There will be a public notification process to inform residents that there will be people conducting this audit. This will be done through code red and social media venues.
Town Meeting voted to bond $1,000,000 to install new LED Streetlights. Between multiple grants, utility incentives, and maintenance savings the expected payback is 1.3 years.