A Michigan City Rolls out LED Streetlight Upgrade Project
Crews have been installing the lights since Jan. 25, 2016, which is expected to be completed within four months.
The new streetlights will save 68% in energy consumption than older high-pressure sodium streetlights that offer the same level of illumination.
The city’s annual budget allocated to lighting amounted to US $650,000, and is expected to save about $440,000 per year in energy consumption following the transition.
In late October the city government financed the cost of the project and invested another $3.4 million worth of vehicle and equipment purchases and building improvements by issuing bonds that totaled $5.2 million.