About LED Lights in Needham

About LED Streetlights in Needham 
Overview of LED versus High-Pressure Sodium (HPS)



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hps vs led.png In May of 2017, Needham DPW held an LED Streetlight Pilot Program seeking resident feedback. Three streets displayed three different varieties of LED lights and one street (the control) displayed one style of high pressure sodium lights. Residents were asked to visit all four streets and indicate their lighting preference through an online survey. This survey ran from May - August 2017, results were then publicized.

gis map.PNGLED Lights: Installed on Stevens Road, Pinewood Road & Eaton Road
High-Pressure Sodium Lights: Installed on Coolidge Avenue

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Publicized Analysis

54 residents responded to the LED Pilot Program Survey. Pinewood Road appeared to be a clear favorite due to the feel of light, based on the fixture. 

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Final Light Selection for LED Conversion

Based upon survey results and meetings with the Select Board. Residents reached out to the Board for light fixture input. The Board and the residents expressed a preference to install the lowest kelvin light fixture that is safe and available. In addition, Wellesley, MA, currently has the same brand and temperature of streetlights throughout their town.

2700 Kelvin, Archeon LED Fixtures will be installed on secondary roads

3000 Kelvin, Archeon LED Fixtures will be installed on the following streets: 

  • CHARLES RIVER STREET - Entire length
  • SOUTH STREET - Charles River Street to GPA
  • CHESTNUT STREET - Entire length
  • DEDHAM AVENUE - Entire length
  • GREAT PLAIN AVENUE - Entire length
  • CENTRAL AVENUE - Entire length
  • HIGH ROCK STREET - Entire length
  • MARKED TREE ROAD - Entire length
  • CHAPEL STREET - Entire length
  • HIGHLAND AVENUE - Entire length
  • GREENDALE AVENUE - Entire Length
  • GREENDALE AVENUE - High Street to Kendrick Street
  • BROAD MEADOW ROAD - GPA to Greendale Avenue
  • BIRD STREET - Entire length
  • BROOKLINE STREET - Entire length
  • WEBSTER STREET - Entire length
  • HIGH STREET - Entire length
  • WEST STREET - Entire length
  • KENDRICK STREET - Entire length
  • HUNTING·ROAD - Entire length
  • GOULD STREET - Entire length
  • CEDAR STREET - Entire length
  • HUNNEWELL STREET - Entire length
  • WEST STREET - Central Avenue to Webster Street
  • FOREST STREET - Entire length
  • BROOKSIDE ROAD - Entire length
  • MANNING STREET – Entire Length
  • HILLSIDE AVENUE – Entire Length
  • ROSEMARY STREET – Entire Length
  • NEHOIDEN STREET – Entire Length
  • OAK STREET – Entire Length
  • MAY STREET – Entire Length
  • GARDEN STREET – Entire Length