The City in Rouyn-Noranda in Quebec was recently used as a field test site to determine the effectiveness of new LED streetlamp products. In conjunction with the street tests, a laboratory test campaign was conducted by Spectralux Industries Inc. The lab tests considered photometric, colourmetric, and electrical factors, including mesopic correction and nighttime vision for both LED and conventional high-pressure sodium (HPS) technologies. A survey conducted during the pilot project showed that it is possible to reduce electricity consumption from 130W (100W HPS lamp) to 55W with LED technology; however, illuminance levels diminish in comparison with previous levels. In spite of this reduction, luminosity levels in local streets were satisfactory.
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