LED lights saving money

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The Town of Summerland says it is now saving 594,000 kilowatt hours — or $72,000 — per year with its newly upgraded LED street lights.

The district embarked on switching 902 of the community’s street lights with the support of grants including the federal gas tax fund and from FortisBC, which will present the town with an $89,000 cheque this afternoon.

“Summerland is committed to taking a leadership role by investing in projects that save energy, reduce expenses, and improve the safety of our community,” said Mayor Toni Boot in a news release.

“Upgrading our streetlights to LEDs provides our community with high quality lighting at a fraction of the cost while enhancing our commitment to dark skies and protecting wildlife corridors, as we can be much more precise with LED lighting. We thank FortisBC for their valuable contribution to this project and the other energy-saving measures we are undertaking as a community.” Read More..

 

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Article was originally published on: January 15, 2019

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