Grand Rapids to replace older streetlights with LED lights

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (AP) – The Grand Rapids City Commission has approved the introduction of LED lights for all street lighting in the neighborhood.

Existing street lighting will be replaced from this summer. The project is expected to last 18 months. Grand Rapids has approximately 18,000 street lights, and 2,000 have already been converted to LED through maintenance and other projects.

The city expects an estimated annual energy saving of approximately $ 350,000 if all older lights are replaced. City officials say the contract approved for the work is approximately $ 6.2 million and will not exceed $ 9.4 million if automated system controls are added.

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