30 October 2013

New York City streets set for LED retrofit

New York City is to lead the way on energy efficient street lighting by refitting all 250,000 of its standard streetlights with LED bulbs, writes Energy Live News.

The Big Apple’s scheme was announced by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at a news conference in Brooklyn.

Lights along one boulevard in the district have already been replaced and are predicted to save $70,000 (£43,500) and nearly 248,000 kilowatt-hours each year, the New York Times reports.

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