Foster City in California, USA is looking to replace its street lighting system, converting its entire system of street lights into LEDs, with the goal of slashing its annual consumption of electricity.
A project initiated in 2011 will see Foster City, California in the US revamping its street lighting system by converting its current lighting supply to energy efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED).
Funded by the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the ambitious retrofitting lighting project will see 260 streetlights switched over to LED lights over the next few weeks. Run by project coordinator Cal West, the LED lighting retrofit is set to be completed in March.
In 2011, Foster City was awarded a grant of US $747,939 and, owing to the success of the initial pilot element of the lighting project, was able to apply for a second round of funding. An additional US $150,000 of the city’s own oney will go toward the completion of the project.
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