Some South Jersey towns are upgrading to efficient street lighting to save money and the Earth.
Six Camden County towns are getting LED streetlights as part of the upgrade. The lights are more efficient and last longer than the current sodium vapor lamps, said county Freeholder Jonathan Young.
“Five years compared to 20 years,” he said. “LED lights will last for 20 years so you are saving maintenance.”
What’s more, the lights are brighter.
“Your nuisance problems kinda go down,” he said. “Now the lifespans of the lights are a lot longer, they are a lot brighter.”
This $800,000 project was funded from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program. The towns estimate that, altogether, they will save $100,000 a year thanks to the upgrade.