City replaces old fixtures with energy-efficient lighting

The city has replaced the old fixtures on Eastern Parkway with new upgraded energy-efficient lighting. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city has started replacing 250,000

These kinds of lights are expected to save $14 million a year in maintenance and energy fees.

These kinds of lights are expected to save $14 million a year in maintenance and energy fees. (10/24/13)

BROOKLYN - The city has replaced the old fixtures on Eastern Parkway with new upgraded energy-efficient lighting.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city has started replacing 250,000 light fixtures with energy-efficient light-emitting diodes, also known as LEDs.

These kinds of lights are expected to save $14 million a year in maintenance and energy fees.

City officials say the LEDs can last as long as 20 years before they need replacements. The current streetlights' lifespan is just six years.

The plan is to have all the streetlights replaced by 2017. 

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