Oahu communities to receive LED street lights

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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City and County of Honolulu
News Release

A city contractor has begun converting approximately 53,500 city-owned street lights to more energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights.

Once all of the street lights have been replaced, the city is expected to realize energy savings of approximately $5 million per year.

The $36.7 million project is being financed by First Hawaiian Bank and is projected to pay for itself within a decade.The total cost of the project is $46.6 million, which includes the construction, financing, and the warranty and network services over a 10-year period.

“Transforming Oahu’s communities to become more sustainable, resilient and environmentally friendly is going to take a multi-faceted approach, and replacing all of our street

lights to energy-saving LEDs is a big step forward in this process,” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.“When this project is completed Oahu will use 60 percent less energy to power its street lights, which is equivalent to eliminating 14,400 tons of greenhouse gases each year.”Typically, work will be done during the day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

However, there may be instances where work on heavily congested streets will be done at night or on weekends to minimize the impact to traffic.
For more information about the project as well as updates, go to the project’s website at myoahustreetlight.com.

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