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City To Continue Installing LED Streetlights


LETHBRIDGE - The City will continue to install the new LED streetlights after a City Council debate on the issue.


About 40 percent of the streetlights have been replaced so far.


Council discussed a motion on Monday to put off purchasing and installing the lights until a thorough review could be done looking at intensity and other technological alternatives. However, that motion was defeated with a 7 to 2 vote.


Mayor Dodic says almost everyone he has spoken with has been in support of the LED lighting. He also believes City Administration did their due diligence before this project began, saying "this is not technology that's new, its been out there for a while, so the research had been done by the administration in terms of what was available, what would provide the best cost savings, least impact on the environment and would provide safety to our residents and they landed on the LED lights that we are now installing."


A group had come to Council at the end of April to raise concerns about the LED lights such as potential health effects and the negative impact on nature.


The City is working with individuals to reduce the amount of light spilling into living areas.

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4/19/2014 5:19:53 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News
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