New Haven’s New LEDs Brightens up Town
Since the installation of their new LED lighting system, New Heaven has become a brighter and safer place for its residents. The first LED lights in New Haven were installed on Newhallville’s Lilac Street in 2012, and since then, the environmentally friendly lights have been quickly spreading through the streets of New Haven. The engineering department at city hall is partway through replacing approximately 11,000 lights across the city. The endeavor’s goals are threefold: Officials are hoping the lights will serve to reduce energy consumption, cost and crime. “The overall goal of the program is to effectively save the city money in the long term by replacing all of our sodium alloy fixtures with LED lights,” said transit chief Doug Hausladen 04. The whole story at Yale Daily News.