The Impactful Benefits of this LED Lighting Retrofit

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a town of about 21,000 residents, led by the “progressive” Mayor Erik Brooks, who is “always looking for areas of improvement,” according to Fire Chief Joe Knitter. One way the town about 15 minutes south of Milwaukee has done that recently is in its lighting upgrades.

About a year ago, it completed an update of one-for-one replacements of high-pressure sodium, metal halide and fluorescent lighting, which were replaced with LED bulbs and luminaires. 

Facilities that received lighting upgrades include the city’s wastewater, water, fire and streets departments, as well as city hall, the public library and the self-deposit station.

Jim Shelenske, city clerk, says the city was looking to save energy costs, lessen energy consumption and improve the lighting quality to ensure safer conditions.

“By bringing our city’s lighting into the 21st century, we are making these buildings and exterior areas safer and improving employees’ productivity,” Shelenske says. “The new lights will provide more reliability and improve nighttime visibility, giving the community a greater sense of safety.” Read More...


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Article was originally published on: 09/05/2018