The Newton Tab reports that the city has installed 26 new LED street lights along Homer Street, Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue last week. These lights are a pilot program to get feedback from the public about how they like them.
The longer range plan is to replace all 8400 city street lights in the coming year or two with these more efficient LED replacements.
The numbers sure look good. $1.6 million to replace all 8400 lights. Annual energy saving of $275K. The lights’ lifespan is 15 – 20 years but the energy savings will pay for the lights in approximately six years.
Has anyone seen them in action yet?