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Lenexa switching all streetlights to LED in 2018 to save money, energy

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 17:55:57-05

LENEXA, Kan. – The City of Lenexa is working to replace all of its traditional high-pressure sodium streetlights with LED lights.

"I was very excited because I think this is a great opportunity to save a lot of money," said Steve Schooley, the Transportation Manager for Lenexa. 

In an effort to save money and energy, the city has been replacing both the fixtures and the bulbs.

"The technology is finally at the point where it's economical and it really makes a lot of sense to change out our streetlights to LEDs," said Schooley. 

The city is seeing cost savings from 50-75 percent in electricity costs.

"Pretty significant savings in the energy that's needed to put out the same light levels," said Schooley. 

Schooley hopes to have all 7,200 streetlights switched over to LED by the end of the year.