What is an LED?

It is a Light Emitting Diode. Diodes are semiconductors that, in this case, convert electricity into light. A main factor that makes LED lights energy efficient is the small amount of heat that they emit compared to an incandescent bulb that release 90% of their energy in heat. For more information about LED lights visit the Department of Energy’s web page.

visit the Department of Energy’s web page

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1. What is the entire scope of the conversion program?
2. How much energy and utility budget savings will the Town get from the conversion?
3. What is an LED?
4. What type of streetlight fixtures did the LEDs replace?
5. What does color temperature mean?
6. Will new LED streetlight fixtures produce unwanted spill light?
7. Why aren’t the lights on North Main Street and a few others converted?
8. Does the Town use LEDs for any other fixtures?
9. How did the Town determine streetlight wattages?
10. Did the Town consider a wireless control system that would allow dimming of the streetlights?