Replacement of street lights in full swing again

A multimillion-dollar  project to replace Dunedin’s failing street lights was not immune to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Work has resumed on the the Dunedin City Council’s LED street light renewal project, after a delay of six weeks.

Dunedin City Council transport delivery manager Josh Von Pein said work was able to continue at Alert Level 3. To date, 2213 of the 15,000 new 3000-Kelvin LED lights had been installed.

Scheduled replacements in suburbs across Dunedin were progressing, alongside replacing old bulbs when blown.

"Since starting the roll-out, work in the suburbs of Outram, Allanton, Brighton, Waldronville, Middlemarch and parts of central Dunedin has been completed.

"In the last month, work in the suburbs of Green Island and Abbotsford has also been completed."

Installing a new LED street light in Stevenson Rd, Concord, yesterday, is Broadspectrum employee...
Installing a new LED street light in Stevenson Rd, Concord, yesterday, is Broadspectrum employee Nathan Rotch. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

Work was taking place in Concord, Calton Hill and Corstorphine, and was expected to move to Kew, St Clair and Waverley in the coming weeks.


The NZ Transport Agency was funding 85% of the $15million project cost.

It was estimated replacing the city’s ageing high-pressure sodium streetlights would be completed in June next year.


The warm glow of Dunedin will become a cold white one.

The dome on the top of the lights look 5 gish? are they? I would like to see inside the specs (but as a ratepayer I can not access the info- ODT maybe you can shed some light on the matter?).

Yes, so bright, night is but a distant memory. They're hard on the eye's when you look up at the evening stars and they reflect blindingly back at you in the wet.
Thanks DCC, great choice in light selection, I feel like a lab rat......



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