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City Changing Streetlights to LEDs

Alexandria’s lights are about to shine a little differently than most folks in the city might be used.

The City of Alexandria is working with Dominion Energy to retrofit the city’s streetlights with new LED lights. Currently, 150 lights have been swapped out, with the goal of replacing 2,500 by summer 2020. The city will have to replace 12 lights per day to reach that goal by June 20, the start of summer.

The new lights last five times as long as incandescent lights and reduce energy consumption by 90 percent, according to the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services. The city also said the new lights are brighter, will save money and help align with the Eco-City Alexandria and Vision Zero goals.

After years of delays that frustrated some regional leaders, LED light fixtures are being installed throughout the area, with new LED lights coming to Arlington and Tysons as well.

Photo via City of Alexandria

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