New LED Lights in Greenburgh. Let Us Know What You Think!
Starting on March 13, 2012 the Town of Greenburgh will replace street lights along six streets in the Town with new energy efficient LED light fixtures. Working with consultants from Parsons Brinkerhoff, and in cooperation with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) the Town will evaluate the current state of LED technology as it relates to roadway lighting and determine its financial implications as a replacement for current roadway lighting luminaires. The test locations are selected to evaluate the performance and cost effectiveness of these LED fixtures.
This pilot project involves six (6) streets across the Town as follows:
Dobbs Ferry Road - From 9A to Park Avenue
The project is at NO COST to the Town. It is entirely funded through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009. The Town is allocated $156,000 from this program to procure, install, and evaluate the new LED roadway lighting technology.
The EECBG Program is intended to assist U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Indian tribes to develop, promote, implement, and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects and programs designed to:
· Reduce fossil fuel emissions;
· Reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities;
· Improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors; and
· Create and retain jobs.
Through formula and competitive grants, the Program empowers local communities to make strategic investments to meet the nation's long-term goals for energy independence and leadership on climate change.
Over the last few years, the Town of Greenburgh has been exploring energy efficient sources for street lighting. As early as 2009, the Town began installing new LED fixtures emerging in the market to further evaluate these luminaires before identifying a preferred LED luminaire for use in Greenburgh. While cost continues to be an issue, LED technology, already in use for many traffic signals since 2003, has evolved greatly and is now considered more appropriate for street light applications.
Please let us know what you think of the light levels, quality of light, visibility on the sidewalk, or any other thoughts about the new lighting on the streets listed. Please send comments to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Commissioner of Public Works, Victor Carosi, P.E. at email@example.com