LEDLighting.co.uk Comment on Decision to Replace Street Lights in New York City with LED Lights

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The specialists at LEDLighting.co.uk have commented on news that all street lights in New York City will be replaced with LEDs by 2017.

New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that all 250,000 of New York City’s street lights will be replaced by energy efficient LEDs by the year 2017.

It has been reported by CBS New York on October 24 that New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that all 250,000 of New York City’s street lights will be replaced by energy efficient LEDs by the year 2017. Bloomberg has reportedly said that the current high-pressure sodium street lights have a lifespan of six years, compared to LED street lights which can last up to 20 years.

New York City has already installed the energy efficient LED lighting in Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, as well as along footpaths in Central Park, the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive (FDR) and lights on the cables of East River bridges. The four year initiative to replace all street lights with LED alternatives throughout the boroughs of New York is thought to be the largest retrofit in the country.

CBS New York reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that:

“LEDs are the wave of the future. They last forever and they use a lot less energy. The plan is for all city streets to be lit up with LEDs by 2017 and doing that will save New York City taxpayers a net of some $14 million a year.”

As experts in LED lighting, the specialists at LEDLighting.co.uk closely follow industry news and were interested in this recent announcement. A spokesperson for the company shared their thoughts:

“It is welcome news that an initiative has been put in place to replace existing street lights with LED alternatives. LED lights are highly energy efficient which mean that they can save taxpayers money, as well as helping to meet energy efficient targets. The bulbs emit a clear, high quality light which is ideal for use in street lights as they can provide reassurance to residents. We look forward to seeing more locations around the world installing LED street lights.”

The specialists at LEDlighting.co.uk are constantly working towards gathering the facts and dispelling the myths surrounding LED lights. The UK team are dedicated to providing the very best in LED technology for all your lighting needs.

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