Public lighting and traffic lights

Public lighting and traffic lights

Almere are 45,000 public lights. Using this average <30watt (NL this is an average of 60 watts). 15% of the lighting columns are fitted with LED luminaires, 65% PLL (sort CFL) a 24-watts. The average life of the PLL lamps is 6 years. The municipality replaces all the public lighting and traffic lights with LED next 10 years. In Almere 120 intersections equipped with multiple traffic lights owned by the municipality.

Residual public lighting and traffic lights

  • Various lamps annually discharged about 8,000 pieces from the WEE Directive to a certified processor.
  • Fixtures street lighting each year approximately 3000 pieces: Expired to the contractor. Be partly reused in maintenance and repairs. Luminaires be dismantled. Any revenue share is discounted sale to dealer contract with replacements. Remnants are environmentally friendly disposal.
  • Public lighting cables annually 500m: Expired to the contractor. Pieces are partially reused in repairs. Any revenue share is discounted sale to dealer contract with replacements. Remnants are environmentally friendly disposal.
  • Steel (loss) street lighting poles annually about 150 pieces: The currently used fairly good by the municipality for temporary relief during construction phase. If not reuse more steel is sold to wholesale buyer.

Traffic lights

  • Traffic lights (luminaires) miscellaneous annually about 100 pieces: Are dismantled (plastic, aluminum, etc.) and environmentally friendly disposed of by contractors. 
  • VRI cabinet with annual capacity about 7 pieces: will be removed (stripped, steel case and electronics) and environmentally friendly disposed of by contractors.
  • Steel (loss) VRI poles about 20 pieces: If not reuse more steel is sold to wholesale buyer.

Currently the tendering public lighting and traffic lights for the next 4 years

The specifications for public lighting is a performance. The contractor may/shall take into account in the pricing any kind of income to achieve a favorable offer. Many vendors like materials back to use as a raw material. How the contractor has arranged this is still unknown.

The specifications for traffic lights is in process. Hazardous materials due in principle to the contractor unless the municipality assigns this value and will recycle itself. Again, we do not yet know how the builder deals with this.

It is good to realize that these quantities just go about municipal ownership. Installations of Public Works or the province are not included here.