Mayor Bloomberg of NYC and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced all 250,000 standard street light fixtures in New York City will be replaced with energy-efficient, light-emitting diodes (LED) by 2017.
The $79 million project would save the city $6 million in energy costs and $8 million in maintenance per year.
Aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from City government operations 30 percent by 2017.
“Using LEDs for street lighting is more than just a bright idea, it’s a necessity for sustainable cities to operate more efficiently while also delivering clearer, better quality light for New Yorkers.”
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