Greenville has always been a leader and innovator in urban design. Thirty years ago, Lawrence Halprin designed a new streetscape for the Downtown. His design eliminated two lanes, added an extensive tree canopy along with on-street parking and wide pedestrian sidewalks. As part of that plan, Halprin also chose a street light that were grouped on matching black poles. Those fixtures used mercury bulbs and lacked many of today’s modern technology innovations, including photocell technology that would shut fixtures off during daylight. Mercury bulbs have been phased out and the original fixtures are no longer manufactured.
To reflect that spirit of Halprin’s innovation and Greenville’s vision for the future, Hubbell Lighting, Duke and GE have worked together on the block where the Hyatt is located on the first LED Pilot Street Lighting program. A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source. This could enable the user to upgrade or replace the light source by replacing the LED circuit board. These lights are between 30% and 60% more energy efficient and also produce a white light evenly over the block.
Hubbell Lighting has deployed four different LED pedestrian light styles in the Hyatt block. Each offers a different look, while providing high quality lighting. The photos of all the fixtures are at the top of the page. The "harp shaped" fixtures are more historic and are similar to the Deluxe Acorn fixtures already installed in many areas Downtown - one is open and the other has glass. The "square" fixture is a custom design by Hubbell for Downtown that is more modern and is also open. The "shade" fixture provides an indirect light and is also a modern fixture.
Before selecting a fixture, we ask that you visit the Hyatt block and see the lights at night. It is important for the character of Downtown that you see the fixtures lit and the different light levels in the area.
The City is interested in your feedback. Hubbell Lighting and GE have also provided new “cobra head” street fixtures. These Cobra Head fixtures provide light on the street for traffic safety. Please provide your feedback in the form at left.