Our green energy initiatives continue with the installation of LED streetlights in our business districts.
Last year, in Phase One, we installed 80 LED lights in the Victorian streetlights on Main Street. In Phase Two, we added 40 more for the remaining Victorian lights at Cedar Park and West Wyoming Avenue. These lights were paid for by Green Community Funding ($15,076) and a National Grid incentive ($5,702).
These new LED lights will result in 60% energy savings over the previous metal halide fixtures, resulting in about $4,000 annual savings. The city will reap additional savings on maintenance and materials because they will last longer (11.9 vs 2.4 years) And the final advantage: Better pedestrian lighting on sidewalks and more uniform light overall.