The Ministry of Transport has announced that Quebec will install over 80,000 LED streetlights on Quebec's road network over the next six years.
The government said it will spend $190 million to install the light-emitting diode bulbs, which will improve the visibility for drivers.
Most fixtures on Quebec roads are currently HPS or metal halide (MH), technologies that only last 40 years. These lights, however, will be more energy-efficient and last longer, reducing electricity consumption and maintenance costs by at least 40 per cent, for an annual savings of $5.4 million.
Approximately 5,550 LED fixtures are currently installed on the system.