New Jersey Country to Install LEDs for Street Lights
Camden County will soon have brighter roads thanks to their new LEDs. has announced it will install new LED lights along several county roads and facilities in an effort to increase safety through implementing more sustainable energy. The county freeholder have approved a pilot program with Atlantic City Electric to convert 84 existing street light fixtures to LED lighting, reducing operating costs and increasing the longevity of the lighting.
"This program works on a number of different levels," said Freeholder Michelle Gentek in a statement. "From a public safety perspective, these brighter lights provide better visibility while acting as a deterrent to crime and vandalism. In addition, these new LED lights will create a significant cost savings of more than $14,000 a year in energy consumption."According to Gentek, the savings from the LED lights will create a five-year return on initial investment, and pure savings in year six and beyond. The new lights will be installed on parts of Cooper Folly Road, Egg Harbor Road, Chews Road and various county roads that intersect with the White Horse Pike.
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