North East Caribbean Sea
Roadway and Security Lighting
The island of Saint Martin, looks to improve energy efficiency, increase safety and reduce its carbon footprint by installing a pilot project of 80 GreenStar LED roadway luminaires all with inclusive autonomous voltage interrupters (AVI) to protect against dirty power and increase the longevity of their LED luminaires. The Caribbean frequently encounters high intensity weather events such as hurricanes or high winds. High winds can cause tree limbs to be knocked into power lines which create voltage events that have devastating electrical failures on the solid state electronics in the drivers of LEDs. These dirty power events can damage the components in the drivers causing the luminaire to either fail, blink or stay on during the day. The GreenStar AVI is designed to protect the luminaire so that customers feel comfortable knowing their asset is protected against these non-warranty related events.
The island also installed over 40 GreenStar integrated security cameras in order to provide additional safety enhancements.
Replacing outdated high-pressure sodium lamps with energy efficient LED roadway luminaires equates to an expected saving of 60% in energy costs. With an expected rated life equivalent to over 100,000 hours, GreenStar LED luminaires require little to no maintenance and the city expects to recoup additional savings in operational costs.
They island of Saint Martin expects to achieve other benefits including whiter light and uniformity to help improve visibility to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.