Those ornamental street lights throughout the uptown area and in some subdivisions are getting an update. The city is converting the 1050 street lights from High Pressure Sodium type lighting to L-E-D lighting.
The existing lighting type is inefficient and outdated. The projected cost savings by switching to L-E-D for these lights is $58,000 a year – and – the reduced energy consumption of the new lighting will result in a reduction of the city’s carbon footprint.
The conversion will cost about $135,000 with 40% of the cost covered by the Federal Low Carbon Economy fund. The work will be completed by the middle of next month.