Huge Township in New York Converts to LED Streetlights Photo: Cree Lighting

Huge Township in New York Converts to LED Streetlights

Lighting specialist distributor Best LED Group helped the township of Hempstead put the project together.

East of New York City, Hempstead, NY, a township in Nassau County that would be the second-largest city in the state if it were incorporated, is making the switch to LED lighting for its streets in a deal that will yield an estimated $57 million in lifetime savings. The changeout of 50,000 high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights to Cree LEDs will pay for itself in 2.5 years with $3 million in annual savings, according to the Durham, NC, lighting manufacturer.

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