LED lights on Lakewood

DOWNEY - The city of Downey will pay an additional $47,000 for more efficient LED light fixtures on Lakewood Boulevard where construction is currently underway.The new lights, to be installed on Lakewood Boulevard from 5th Street to Florence Avenue, aesthetically match the style of the pedestrian light fixtures already installed south on Lakewood. The new LED lights have a higher initial cost than typical light fixtures but require less electricity, saving the city money in the long-term public works officials said. Construction on Lakewood Boulevard is currently below budget so the city will not tap into additional resources, officials said.

********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4