Canadian City Brightens Up with New LEDs


The city of Hamilton in Canada will soon be brighter with new LED lighting up their streets. It’s the perfect news for the holidays. The city wants to replace 10,000 energy-sucking streetlights with high-efficiency LED bulbs.

The good news is, the bulk of the project will be covered by provincial incentives geared towards cutting down municipal energy consumption. But there's a catch: all of the work has to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015 – or the city is on the hook for the entire cost of the project.

The issue will be presented to councilors on the Public Works committee on Monday. Mike Field, project manager of street lighting and electrical engineering, says the city had already planned to update its streetlights to LEDs, but the incentive funding fast-tracked the project.

Read more at Inside Halton.


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