The LED streetlights Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) is installing are expected to save at least $1 million annually.
The story at Jacksonville.com says that the lights are more expensive than the high pressure sodium lights that are being replaced, but that the savings over time and the increased brightness makes the switch prudent.
The story says the six year project started about a month-and-a-half ago. The total expenditures over the life of the project are expected to be $30 million. The goal, the story says, is to change out about 20,000 each year. The new lights are expected to use 40 percent to 50 percent less electricity.
Derry, NH, also is installing LED streetlights. The New Hampshire Union Leader says that 930 lights will be replaced.