The city of Sydney, Australia plans to convert 6450 street and area lights to SSL and has entered into a contract with GE Lighting and UGL Limited to handle the retrofit.
Sydney, Australia plans to retrofit 6,450 street and area lights with LED luminaires following an 18-month trial of LED lights in park and street applications. GE Lighting will partner in the AUS $7 million (USD $7.4 million) solid-state lighting (SSL) retrofit with UGL Limited.
Sydney tested LED lights extensively in Alexandria Park, Circular Quay, George St, Kings Cross, and Martin place. The city wanted to assess the quality of lighting in addition to the potential energy and maintenance savings. The city said that a public survey found that 90% of the people found the LED lighting appealing and 75% said it afforded improved visibility.