Participants wanted for LED street light demo

In one month, a stretch of 15th Ave NW will be shut down so The Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle City Light, along with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, can conduct a demonstration project evaluating the use of energy-saving LED streetlights.

This testing will help municipalities determine which LED streetlights are best for them. Similar tests have already been done in Anchorage, San Jose, and San Diego. “The goal of the demonstration project is to evaluate the use of energy-saving LED streetlights in wet and dry pavement conditions,” states the press release.

The closures will be on 15th Ave NW from NW 65th Street to NW 80th Street on March 6, 7 and 8 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. the following morning.

Participants are wanted to take part in the test and will be given a $40 Visa gift card upon completion.

How participation works:

The Seattle roadway chosen for the study is 15th Avenue NW, between NW 80th Street and NW 65th Street in Ballard. Participants will take a one-hour indoor orientation, followed by a 1-1.5 hour walk during which they will fill out a questionnaire regarding various types of street lighting. Participants should be in sufficient physical condition to walk up a moderate hill and have sustained energy for 1-1.5 hours outside in evening temperatures. A small number of participants will also take part in a vehicle test where, in addition to the walking survey, they will be driven through the test site in a vehicle and asked to identify small targets along the way. Participants will be given at least 24 hours notice of which nights between March 6-8 the tests will take place…

To learn more and to register, click here.


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