Austin City Goes for LEDs
As far as safely and brightness goes, LEDs have dominated the choices for street lights. Austin city will be joining the long list of cities converting to LEDs because of these benefits.
AUSTIN -- The Austin City Council on Thursday approved the purchase of LED teardrop lights to be installed on Sixth Street to increase safety downtown.Austin Energy will install the LED bulbs on about 45 light poles on Sixth Street between Interstate 35 and Brazos Street. The streetlights currently have 250-watt metal halide bulbs. The 200-watt LED bulbs are the equivalent of 400-watt halide bulbs. The lights will be part of Austin Energy's web-based automated streetlight system to enable the new bulbs to be brightened if necessary.The project, which the council approved in September, is a joint effort between Austin Energy and South by Southwest. Representatives from the Downtown Austin Alliance and the Old Pecan Street Owners Association have also joined in the effort. Austin Energy plans to have the bulbs installed by SXSW in March, testing them in January to get input.
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