Tuesday, October 20, 2009

LED lights installed in Council District 13

LED street lights are replacing existing fixtures in Hollywood as part of a pilot program. The LED lights use 40 percent less energy than our existing lights, reducing maintenance and energy costs and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The Bureau of Street Lighting is testing fixtures from more than a dozen manufacturers. Ultimately, the city will replace 140,000 street lights with the LED fixtures, which will reduce carbon dioxide emission by 40,500 tons (the equivalent of taking 6,700 cars off the road) and save $10 million annually.

You can check out the LED fixtures along Camerford, Waring, and Gregory Avenues between El Centro and Gower.