Bright Lights, Big City: NYC Swapping All 250,000 Street Lights to LED

New York City will be seen in a whole new light over the next few years, as an effort to switch 6,000 miles of streets and 12,000 miles of sidewalks to LED street lights continues. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced all of the city’s 250,000 street lights will be changed over to light-emitting diodes in a four-year initiative. In addition to Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, LEDs have been installed along the FDR Drive, along Central Park’s pedestrian paths and on the “necklace” lights that adorn the cables of East River bridges, according to the city. The initiative is expected to be the largest LED retrofit in the country, according to the city.

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