Wednesday, March 29, 2023

York County Begins Installing LED Streetlights

York County has begun the process of replacing all existing streetlights with LED Streetlights. (Courtesy of York County)

YORK COUNTY — York County has started the process of replacing all of its streetlights with more energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LED) fixtures.

LED lights last three to four times longer and use forty to sixty percent less energy than traditional filament bulbs. York County expects to save around $30,000 once the project has been completed.

The new fixtures, which will replace around 989 current streetlights in total, will feature a 3,000 kelvin color temperature LED and the replacement fixtures themselves comparable to the existing fixtures being replaced.

The project is expected to cost around $150,000 over the course of several years and it will be paid for out of the County’s Capital Improvement Program budget for fiscal years 2022-2027.

This project does include lights on York County School Division properties, it not include any lights not in the County public streetlight program such as privately owned streetlights, lights on Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) traffic signals, private “watch lights” owned by home owners associations, and lights owned by other government agencies.

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