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Lafayette’s lighting upgrade

By scarney
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 8:24 pm in Lafayette.

The City of Lafayette recently became the recipient of a $137,000 federal grant to upgrade the streetlights in the downtown area.

The 235 streetlights will be upgraded with one of two possible “greener” solutions. The city is currently studying whether the replacement lights should be LED or induction. Several streetlights near Lafayette Plaza have the potential replacements currently on display, which are far brighter than the lights currently installed throughout the city.

Due to higher costs of LED, fewer streetlights would be able to receive an upgrade, so in order to cover the entire downtown area, induction would need to be the choice.

The upgrades are scheduled to take place in early 2011.

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