Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Installation of New Street Lights Starts Next Week in Cheshire

It's out with the old and in with the new on the streets of Cheshire: A $1.2 million project to install nearly  1,770 LED streetlights and floodlights will begin starting April 18.

 Replacing existing streetlight with energy efficient LED lights will result in at least $170,000 in annual energy and maintenance savings for the town. It will reduce energy usage by two-thirds compared to existing streetlights, and provide citizens with clearer lighting conditions to improve visibility and safety.

Part of the cost of the project is expected to be offset by $190,000 in energy efficiency funds from Eversource Energy. The project is expected to be completed sometime in July.

 The new LED fixtures will provide the appropriate amount of lighting for locations across the town and will focus light directly downward on sidewalks and roadways.  The fixtures have a ten-year product warranty, but are anticipated to have a much longer life.

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