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LED Street Lights Installed in New Hyde Park
New lighting uses less wattage for a 56% savings in electric costs
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Council Member Lee Seeman have announced that the Town’s Department of Public Works has installed 80 new Light Emitting Diodes (LED) High Pressure Sodium street lights along Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park from Denton Ave to the New York City border. The new LED lights are expected to provide up to a 56 percent savings in electrical costs. The funding for the project comes from the Town’s Sidewalk District capital plan.
“Replacing existing street lighting on Hillside Avenue with more reliable, efficient and long-lasting LEDS improves the lighting, visibility and driving safety of the neighborhood, all while reducing electrical costs for our taxpayers,” said Supervisor Bosworth.
“These lights will increase visibility at night for both for drivers and pedestrians, as well as result in making our neighborhoods safer,” said Council Member Seeman.
The Hillside Avenue LED street lighting project replaces 80 outdated incandescent 250-watt fixtures with LED fixtures that use just 110 watts.