MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A project to install more than 9,000 energy efficient LED streetlights in New Hampshire’s largest city has reached the halfway point nearly a month ahead of schedule.
Mayor Ted Gatsas says converting the city’s street lighting to LED is an important part of modernizing the city’s infrastructure, and once this project is complete, he hopes to bring the technology to city parks and other facilities.
Siemens Corporation has installed more than 4,500 lights so far. Once complete, the installation is expected to save the city more than $500,000 a year in energy and maintenance costs and reduce energy usage by 60 percent.
“We’re proud to be a technology partner for the City of Manchester to bring new LED streetlights that will not only help the city reduce energy costs and become more efficient, but provide residents with clearer lights that can result in a safer community,” said Steve Gitkin, head of sales for Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems.
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