The City of Yuma is planning on retrofitting approximately 7,000 street lights with LED lighting. The city’s tentative schedule is to have all lights replaced by the end of December. LED lighting has many positives. Here are 4 reasons LED lights will benefit Yuma:
- Cost Effective – LED lighting can save anywhere from 40% -60% saving in energy consumption. The city of Yuma anticipates up to a 50% energy savings on streetlights once all street lights have been changed. LED lighting degrades very slowly over time which will also cut down on maintenance costs. This is a great thing for the taxpayers of Yuma!
- Road Visibility – LED lighting tends to provide a more evenly distributed light. This allows for more light between each street lamp. The improved visibility will help see oncoming traffic and hopefully help prevent accidents.
- Pedestrian Safety – More effective lighting will help us see walkers, runners and bikers at night. Given the Yuma heat many people exercise at night to avoid the hottest times of the day. The more visible the sidewalks the more reaction time drivers have if pedestrians come close to the road. More light also acts as a deterrent for crime.
- Environmentally Friendly – LED lights do not contain hazardous chemicals like most traditional street lighting does. Most fluorescent lighting and high intensity discharge lighting contain mercury. When the longer lasting LED lights do need to be replaced, there will not be harmful chemicals to dispose of.
D&H Electric has been using LED lighting to improve homes and business throughout the Yuma area. If you want to know more about how specific lights can improve visibility, safety, curb appeal, and save you money give us a call at 928-726-5671.