Burlington Uses LED Streetlights

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Vermont’s largest municipal electric utility is installing light-emitting diode – or LED -streetlights in a residential area for the first time, saving 74 percent of the energy used by traditional streetlights.

The Burlington Electric Department was using LED streetlights in downtown commercial areas, but now will do so on Shore Road along Lake Champlain and its neighboring streets.

Officials say the neighborhood was chosen to go first among residential areas because the electric department was scheduled to swap out streetlights in the area.

The project will include 35 streetlights, but the city is hoping to expand it in the future.

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