The Village of Tinley Park Public Works Department designs and maintains the Village's street lighting system, which includes upgrading light fixtures for neighborhood and arterial lighting. The Public Works Department maintains approximately 4,000 streetlights within the Village annually.
The Village has begun updating all street lights on Village-owned right of ways with new LED technology that will provide a substantial annual cost savings, cleaner light and instant notification of outages. Installation began in October 2016 in the Brementowne subdivision and, due to the overall cost, the project will be phased into about 8 to 10 years. By the end of the overall project, all of the street lights within the Village will have been converted to high-efficiency LED light fixtures.
The Village applies for available energy grants annually to help offset some of the material and labor costs. As of January 2019, the Village has received approximately $150,000 in energy grants towards the LED Street Lighting Replacement Project.
The Village has replaced approximately 487 streetlights in the initial first phase (2017) and recently completed the second phase, which included 377 streetlights (2018). The third phase is being planned to start in Summer 2019 and includes replacement of approximately 400 streetlights.
The LED Street Lighting Replacement Project will continue to benefit the Village in multiple ways. The benefits in comparison to traditional bulbs include but are not limited to:
- Significantly longer lifespan: 50,000 to 100,000 additional operating hours before lumen output depreciates to 70% of initial output (based on extrapolated estimates)
- Improved lighting conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike
- Improved night visibility due to higher color rendering and higher color temperature
- Instant notification of outages, damaged and knocked-down streetlights
- Reduced maintenance and replacement costs (10-year warranty)
- Less toxic; LED lights contain no mercury or lead and are 100% recyclable
If you have any questions or comments regarding streetlights or the LED Street Lighting Replacement Project, contact Public Works at (708) 444-5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.