LED streetlights, traffic signals, and exterior lighting present an excellent opportunity for municipalities to reduce energy use and operating costs while improving public safety. DVRPC’s Regional Street Lighting Procurement Program (RSLPP) pools the decision-making and purchasing power of municipalities so that they can confidently and cost effectively access the resources needed to complete an LED street and exterior lighting project. Municipal participants benefit from reduced product and labor pricing, a common step-by-step program timeline, access to financing, if needed, and technical and legal assistance in designing and implementing projects.
DVRPC launched the first round of RSLPP in 2015, resulting in LED streetlight conversion projects across 35 municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania. You can learn more about the 2015 RSLPP here.
A second round of the RSLPP was launched in 2018 and is currently underway. A Fact Sheet highlighting the second round of RSLPP can be found by clicking the image to the right. In Round 2, 27 additional municipalities in southeastern PA completed LED streetlight and outdoor lighting conversion projects. Overall Round 2 benefits and metrics can be found in the RSLPP Fact Sheet. For this round, DVRPC managed a Design-Bid-Build process on behalf of participants to enable project development and construction. To do this, DVRPC ran solicitations for a Design Services Professional and leveraged those services to contract with the program’s manufacturers, distributor, and installer.
A third Round of the RSLPP was launched in September 2021. 11 municipalities are going through the Design-Bid-Build process, leveraging the program structure and contracts from Round 2.
RSLPP - Program Results to Date
million net savings over 20 years
metric tons of CO2 emissions saved annually
million kilowatt hours saved annually
|20 Year Savings|
|City of Chester||Delaware||3,693||$3,114,136|
|East Lansdowne Borough||Delaware||109||$58,351.01|
|East Marlborough Township||Chester||332||$104,895|
|Kennett Square Borough||Chester||436||$169,812.82|
|Langhorne Manor Borough||Bucks||109||$37,898|
|Lower Gwynedd Township||Montgomery||157||($9,602)|
|Lower Moreland Township||Montgomery||499||$140,607.74|
|Lower Pottsgrove Township||Montgomery||100||$228,857.71|
|Marcus Hook Borough||Delaware||287||$320,893.23|
|New Britain Township||Bucks||270||$587,534.63|
|New Garden Township||Chester||436||$301,118|
|New Hope Borough||Bucks||361||$68,993.68|
|North Wales Borough||Montgomery||260||$33,258|
|South Coatesville Borough||Chester||108||$15,514|
|Upper Dublin Township||Montgomery||2,107||$824,730.47|
|Upper Moreland Township||Montgomery||2901||$580,905|
|West Brandywine Township||Chester||82||$40,612|
RSLPP Project Map
For More Information
A Best Practices Guide for Multi-Municipal Aggregation Programs: Lessons Learned from DVRPC’s RSLPP
This guide [2.3 MB pdf] includes the best practices and lessons learned from DVRPC’s Regional Streetlight Procurement Program (RSLPP). This guide provides step-by-step information that will assist regional and multi-government groups with developing and implementing a multi-local government / aggregation procurement and implementation program, specifically for LED streetlight conversions.
Energy Efficient Traffic Signals and Streetlights Municipal Implementation Tool (MIT)
DVRPC produced a short, easy-to-read booklet that provides an overview of the key opportunities for streetlight and traffic signal retrofits, and provides information on where to go for additional resources and funding opportunities.
U.S. DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium collects, analyzes, and shares technical information and experiences related to LED street and area lighting demonstrations. The Consortium also provides an objective resource for evaluating new products on the market intended for street lighting applications. DVRPC encourages all municipalities in the region to become a member of the consortium.