If metro Detroit converted 50,000 street lights to LED technology, what kind of impact would that make? Cities and taxpayers alike would benefit from the cost savings, and our region would move one more step from rust belt to green belt.
The Southeast Michigan Regional Municipal Street Lighting Consortium, our newest initiative, aims to upgrade all public streetlights to LEDs throughout the metropolitan Detroit region by 2020, returning significant savings to local governments with fiscally constrained budgets while realizing environmental, aesthetic and public safety benefits.
The benefits of upgrading old, inefficient street lights are many. They include:
The Regional Energy Office hopes to create a replicable model that can be applied in other metropolitan areas across the country.
To find out more about how your community can be involved, please contact Energy Programs Manager Jennifer Young at 866.402.1061, ex. 712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.