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Richland Solicits Public Input for New Standardized LED Street Lighting

Post Date:03/05/2020

The City of Richland is finalizing its Street Lighting Retrofit Standards and needs your help!

This study will develop a new comprehensive street lighting policy for the City of Richland that addresses recommended light levels and light character for all street classifications. As part of this study, the City is reviewing its current Light-Emitting Diode (LED) standards and developing a plan to implement LED lighting throughout the City. This upgrade will ultimately help decrease energy consumption and reduce maintenance costs in comparison to existing streetlight infrastructure. 

Citizen comments will provide guidance to those decisions. Here is how you can help!

  • Print out the map or have it accessible when evaluating the lighting. 
  • After dusk, drive to the Clearwater Creek neighborhood, located off Steptoe Boulevard and Center Parkway, near Amon Creek Elementary School.
  • Participants are asked to drive through the demonstration area after dark and provide feedback regarding the light temperature and uniformity of light application.
  • The non-continuous lighting (orange) has fewer lights turned on to reflect a reduce lighting standard. If acceptable, this standard will mean less street lights in a neighborhood because the LED lights are adequate. 
  • Write notes as you observe on your printed map or take the online survey as soon afterwards as possible. 

The street light map and online survey are available at Only one survey per person please. 

The survey ends June 10, 2020. 

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