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Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler Proposes Energy Efficient “Smart” Lighting for City Streets Reinvesting Savings into “Restore Historic Cohoes” Initiatives - City Council to Discuss “Cleaner Greener Cohoes” initiative January 12 -
Cohoes, NY (January 7, 2021) – Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler is proposing to convert the city’s street lights to energy efficient Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs in “smart lighting” infrastructure, as part of his Cleaner Greener Cohoes initiative, and to reinvest the financial gains into additional energy savings upgrades to city-owned buildings, including improvements to windows at City Hall, as part of his Restore Historic Cohoes plan.
“This project is a win, win, win for taxpayers and the environment. We save energy by converting to LED street lights. We generate funds to invest in additional energy savings upgrades to our historic city buildings. And, we benefit from an anticipated $50,000 average annual city budget savings for 20 years,” Mayor Keeler said.
Converting the 1,598 fixtures (light bulb and the “arm” light is attached to) from the current High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs to the energy efficient LED lights, on fixtures with smart lighting capabilities, will cost approximately $2.5 million ($1.6 for conversion, $920,000 to purchase the lights).
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