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New Street Lighting Coming to North Saanich

This spring, BC Hydro will be replacing 109 high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights in North Saanich with longer-lasting, more energy-efficient LEDs.

This replacement will result in power consumption savings of approximately 30 per cent.

There are more than 400 streetlights within the District of North Saanich. These are owned and maintained by various stakeholders, including BC Ferries, the Victoria Airport Authority, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the District of North Saanich.

BC Hydro is responsible for 109 HPS streetlights in the District of North Saanich, located along the main roadways.

All of these will be changed during this project, starting February 7, 2022. The process of changing the lights takes approximately 4 days.

The LED fixtures will produce a similar output in brightness (or lumen) to the HPS lights they are replacing. However, this light is more focused and directed downward, which eliminates the “halo effect” that HPS lights emit. The more focused light may appear a little more intense to road users.

BC Hydro is offering two colour temperature options for the new LED streetlights – 3000K (warm white) and 4000K (cool white). The District of North Saanich has opted for 3000K, in accordance with industry and environmental best practices.

Residents can learn more about the streetlight replacement project on the BC Hydro website, and can contact BC Hydro with questions or concerns about the project at: or 1-833-828-2224.

BC Hydro is making these changes throughout BC communities to meet federal regulations.

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