Hazel Park Lights Up John R Road with LEDs
Pedestrians and drivers on John R. Road in Hazel Park may notice new fixtures on street lights thanks to new energy-saving lights the City has installed.
These new LED street lights are more efficient than the previous lights, helping the City save energy and money while improving the aesthetics of the downtown area. The project is estimated to save $10,000 on the City’s electricity bill each year and also reduce maintenance costs since the long-lasting lamps need to be replaced less often.
The project involved replacing 305-watt metal halide street lights with 60-watt LED lights. The previous street lights were installed about 13 years ago. The project was funded by an Advanced Lighting Technology Demonstration grant of $50,150 from the State of Michigan Energy Office.
In addition to State funding, the City received in-kind assistance, including grant administration and technical assistance from the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office.
The new LEDs are estimated to use 94,276 kWh or 60 metric tons of carbon dioxide less than the existing lights each year. The resulting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is equivalent to taking 12 cars off the road. With these improvements, the City of Hazel Park is saving residents energy and money and improving the aesthetics of John R. Road.