The city of Phoenix has finished converting 100,000 street lights to LEDs in the wake of new years eve. In a tenure of two years and after spending $29.4 million, the city has successfully completed its target of the LED street light conversion.
The city of Phoenix takes up a city community effort to change its city lights neighborhood by neighborhood.
The journey of such an environmentally friendly project started back in the year 2007. The city began testing LEDs’ energy-efficient technology throughout the city in various locations.
Further, the city installed LEDs in the year 2013 and by 2015 Phoenix had already initiated the project of conversion in the entirety of the city. The year 2016 saw the active participation of the city council to revise the LED Pole light Lumen count. The ideal range fixed was 2700 Kelvin from 4000 Kelvin, which is considered a “warmer” color temperature for LED Light
This revision was based on extensive community input, potential environmental issues, technical lighting standards, and projected energy saving.
Reviews after LED street light installation
LED Street Light Fixtures are efficient vigilant to fight away street vandalism.
Monica Hernandez, spokeswoman for Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department shared her view on the local news website KJZZ news, “With the LED conversion, we get away from the darkish orange. This is a more balanced tone”
The city of Phoenix estimates a saving of $22 million through the year 2030.
The city’s traffic engineer Paul NjiRaini who is in charge of signals and street light designs said that 2700 Kelvin color temperature is soothing and pleases the pets and people living in that area. She also reports to the local news website KJZZ, that the electricity savings will, in turn, save 18,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
The city municipality saves a lot of money on this project, although the initial conversion to LED lighting fixture is a huge investment the city hopes to save approximately $3.5 million on its annual electricity bill covering the initial investment cost.
Now, walking down the street you will feel the pole-mounted lights that pour down a cool torrent of lumens from an array of light-emitting diodes. And inevitably the yellow-orange glow associated with an urban living will eventually be just a memory.