YONKERS, N.Y. – Yonkers LED Streetlight Replacement Project has been completed, city officials announced.
More than 11,300 light bulbs were replaced with energy-efficient LED’s in the project, which Mayor Mike Spano announced last July .
The project, which reportedly was completed on time and under budget, could save tax payers $1.85 million a year for the next 10 years, city officials said. The city plans to pay for this project through the proposed savings.
According to a press release, these LED lights require less maintenance than the previously used light bulbs and last 19 years on average.
The light replacement project, contracted to Lumen Light Solutions (a joint venture of Yonkers Contracting and Verde Electric), took place in three phases: in phase one, about 1,200 lights were installed where street lights do not work; in phase two, lights on major roadways – like Central Park Avenue and Yonkers Avenue, Nepperhan Avenue, Riverdale Avenue, South Broadway, etc. – were replaced; in phase three, all remaining street lights in the city were replaced.
The project was originally expected to be completed by the end of this year. The new LED lights were manufactured by Phillips Hadco and are projected to last 80,000 hours (or nearly 19 years).