Twin Lakes considering street light change to save power costs

An example of the LED fixture being considered for street lights in Twin Lakes. The fixture is laying on its side on a table so it is more visible.

The Twin Lakes Village Board is considering a change in street lighting downtown and at one village park that could save $4,000 in power costs a year.

At that rate, the savings could pay for the estimated $15,000  in replacement costs on the lights in under 4 years, according to numbers presented to the board by village administrator David Cox at Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. The fixtures have an expected life of 18 years.

About 24 lights are being considered for the retrofit to LED fixtures. The lights are along Main Street and in Millennium Park.

Besides the lower powers usage and resulting lower utility bill, the LEDs would deliver more light. There have been some complaints received by village officials that the  current lights along Main Street are not bright enough.

Board members seemed favorable to the new lights, which were demonstrated for them in the meeting room Monday night:

Board members cited the costs savings and the extra light where it has been requested as reasons for their support. However, no final action was taken.


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