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Regulated Streetlight (Z) tariffs

Compact fluorescent (CFL)

42W CFL streetlight technology has a key focus on energy efficiency and helping to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

These lights have been found to be reliable and technically compatible for wide-spread installation, as an energy efficient replacement for the 80W Mercury vapour (MV).

Current tariffs

Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change.

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Bourke Hill 42 Compact Fluorescent (CFL) 40.6051 42.8561 46.1295
Kensington 42 Compact Fluorescent (CFL) 44.6133 45.3418 49.9804
Suburban Eco 42 Compact Fluorescent (CFL) 40.2032 41.0647 44.3381
Fluorescent

A fluorescent lamp uses mercury-vapour gas, at low pressure, in a glass tube to produce visible light. Fluorescent lamps will produce a white light and are more energy efficient compared to many other lighting technologies.

Past tariffs (these tariffs are being phased out over time)


Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change.
Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Z56 40 Fluorescent 29.7494 30.5698 33.6874
High-pressure sodium (HPS)

 A high-intensity discharge lamp, which uses sodium vapour, in a high-pressure arc tube, as the primary light-producing element. HPS lamps produce a golden yellow light and the typical useful life of the lamp is 14,000 hours. With an efficacy of 100 lumens per watt, the HPS lamp is a cost effective light source.

 A high-intensity discharge lamp, which uses sodium vapour, in a high-pressure arc tube, as the primary light-producing element. HPS lamps produce a golden yellow light and the typical useful life of the lamp is 14,000 hours. With an efficacy of 100 lumens per watt, the HPS lamp is a cost effective light source.

Current Tariffs

Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Z13 150 High-pressure sodium 53.3514 56.4280 68.1189
Z15 250 High-pressure sodium 62.0643 67.1919 86.6768

Past tariffs (these tariffs are being phased out over time)

Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Z19 70 High-pressure sodium N/A N/A 45.5291
Light emitting diode (LED)

LED lamps are our most affordable and energy efficient options that produce brighter light than traditional street and park lighting. They use a semiconducter diode that emits light when conducting current.

Current tariffs

Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change.

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Z88 22 Standard LED 29.6042 29.9705 30.3470
Z89 20 Standard LED 25.0035 25.4514 27.1531
Z90 36 Standard LED 26.5255 27.3316 30.3949
Z91 53 Standard LED 28.2647 29.4515 33.9612
Z92 80 Standard LED 30.6867 32.4781 39.2853
Z93 160 Standard LED 39.7638 43.3466 56.9611
Z94 170 Standard LED 40.7150 44.5217 58.9871
Z95 17 Decorative Bourke Hill LED 37.7553 38.1361 39.5826
Z96 17 Decorative Kensington LED 40.4712 40.8520 42.2985
Z97 34 Decorative LED 42.0147 42.7760 45.6691
Z98 42 Decorative LED 40.1334 41.0739 44.6477
Z99 80 Decorative LED 47.9314 49.7228 56.5300
Z100 100 Decorative LED 53.8202 56.0594 64.5684
Z101 155 Decorative LED 59.0519 62.5227 75.7117
Mercury vapour (MV)

Mercury high-intensity discharge lamps use mercury as the primary light-producing element. Although this lamp produces a white light, its colour rendering ability is minimal. The typical average useful life of the lamp is 12,000 hours (similar to that of a HPS lamp). The efficacy of the mercury vapour lamp is 55 lumens per watt.

For streetlights on Mercury vapour 50% E.C. and 100% E.C Western Power covers 50% or 100% (respectively) of the capital costs of installing streetlights.                                                                     

Current tariffs

Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Z01 50 Mercury vapour 30.6207 31.6462 35.5432
Z02 80 Mercury vapour 39.5562 41.1971 47.4323
Z03 125 Mercury vapour 48.5943 51.1580 60.9005
Z07 250 Mercury vapour 69.6622 74.7899 94.2748
Z10 400 Mercury vapour 80.7647 84.0614 124.1038
Metal halide (MH)

A high-intensity discharge lamp, which uses mercury and halide additives as light producing elements.

Metal halide lamps provide excellent colour rendering, producing a crisp, blue/white tone light. With a typical useful life of 8,000 hours (approximately half that of HPS or MV lamps), the running costs can be higher than other lamp alternatives. Metal halide lamps have an efficacy of 80 lumens per watt.

Current tariffs

Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Z20 70 Metal hallide 65.0936 65.4375 70.8932
Z21 150 Metal hallide 78.7244 81.8010 93.4920
Z22 250 Metal hallide 87.4372 92.5649 112.0499
Incandescent

Incandescent bulbs produce light with a filament wire which is heated to a high temperature until it glows brightly.

Incandescent bulbs are an old technology and less energy efficient than most other types of electric lighting, converting less than 5% of the energy they use into light. They also have a shorter useful life compared to other types of lamps.

Past tariffs (these tariffs are being phased out over time)

Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Z52 100 Incandescent 34.9771 36.4334 40.5008
Private streetlights

Supply of electricity to privately owned street lighting.

Current Tariffs

Price quoted is cents per day and inclusive of GST and is subject to change.

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M)* 1.15am switch off (A)* Dawn switch off (C)*
Z18 per kW Privately owned Not applicable Not applicable 271.5837
The small print
Prices effective 1 July 2020. By law we calculate our prices to four decimal places.

Take the next step and get your street lights connected

How to apply

  1. Firstly your street lights need to be installed and connected by Western Power. Visit the Western Power website to apply for a new connection
  2. Once your connection is installed, please call us on 13 13 54 to set up your Z1 tariff