Oyster Bay, N.Y., is installing LEDway street lights from Cree Inc., Durham, N.C., as part of an upgrade of its high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights to energy-efficient LED lighting. To-date, 2,500 Cree LEDway street lights have been installed out of the 4,000 planned. Oyster Bay received a $2 million Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund the installation along 750 miles of the town’s roadways.
“LED lights have made huge strides regarding energy savings and life span,” said Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto. “These new LED lights will save 50 percent of the amount of energy consumed by the previous high pressure sodium bulbs. By replacing 10 percent of the existing HPS street lights within the Town, the Town stands to save $200,000 annually on our electric bill and maintenance costs.” Details