Wow! Talk about a major project. As part of a new city initiative in NYC called PlaNYC every one of the 250,000 street lights currently in existence will be changed over to LED bulbs.
This is all part of a grand plan to make the city more energy efficient and to cut overall government based emissions by 30%.
Started in 2009 as a pilot, the retrofit is now rolling out across NYC with a completion date of 2017. LEDs already light key corridors, such as FDR Drive – the highway along its east side – and paths that wind through Central Park. They even adorn the city’s bridges.
The $76.5 million project is expected to save $6 million a year in energy costs and $8 million a year on maintenance costs (LEDs last for up to 20 years).
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via Solar Feeds