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Rob Garrity, Newton’s Director of Sustainability has a written a response to the TAB column by Jeff Hecht who believes Newton selected the wrong type of LED bulbs for it city street lamps.

The new lights provide a “truer” color than the old High Pressure Sodium lights, greatly assisting visibility and enhancing public safety. In addition, the new LED lights are more trained which better illuminates the roadway and casts less of a glare into homes. Individual concerns about specific fixtures and light intrusion can usually be addressed with a minor adjustment.