FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2021
LED Streetlights Installed in Port Washington
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New lighting uses 70% less wattage resulting in electrical cost savings
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Mariann Dalimonte, and Town’s Department of Public Works are proud to announce that new LED streetlights were installed in Port Washington. The new fixtures are along Main Street stretching from the Bay to Port Washington Blvd.
The existing High Pressure Sodium Vapor (HPS) bulbs were replaced by the new Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures. The LED lights will result in a lower wattage use and will reduce energy cost. This will ultimately result in cost savings for residents. Funding for the project comes from the Town’s Lighting District.
“This project replaces the existing streetlights on Main Street with more reliable and energy efficient LEDs,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “LED lights provide us with energy cost savings that makes economic sense.”
“These lights will help illuminate Port Washington’s Main Street and increase visibility for drivers and pedestrians alike. It will also create safer streets for all,” said Council Member Dalimonte.
The Main Street LED street lighting project replaces outdated HPS 150-watt fixtures with LED fixtures that use just 48 watts.