Sequim expects savings from use of LED street lights
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Del Singer, a worker for the city of Sequim, installs an LED light-emitting diode unit in a street lamp on Washington Street. City of Sequim

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — The city is upgrading to LED units in the large street lamps on Washington Street.

In all, 75 light-emitting diode units will be installed.

“The Clallam County Public Utility District estimates that for each 25 LED units that we install, the city will save approximately $1,000 per year in electrical costs,” said Mike Brandt, streets manager.

“We should also see savings in labor cost and materials over time, as the LED units will need to be replaced less frequently than traditional bulbs,” Brandt said.

Energy Star, a voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program promoting energy efficiency, says that LED lights use at least 75 percent less energy and last 35 to 50 times longer than incandescent lighting.

The cost for the LED units was included in Sequim’s 2013 approved budget. The city will be reimbursed for a portion of that cost as part of a Clallam County Public Utility District conservation incentive program.

For more information, contact Brandt at 360-681-3437 or mbrandt@sequimwa.gov.

Last modified: February 09. 2014 6:52PM
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