Georgia Power LED roadway lighting project underway statewide
400,000 roadway light fixtures eligible for LED upgrade
ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that roadways across the state will benefit from higher-quality lighting thanks to a new multi-year partnership with local governments. The company, which owns and maintains approximately 400,000 roadway lights for local governments, is in the process of converting thousands of high-pressure sodium (HPS) roadway lights to new energy efficient LEDs. The LED lighting upgrade is available to cities and municipalities upon request.
"LED lighting offers long-term energy savings for our customers that offset the installation cost, as well as the additional value of overall higher light quality and longer life," said Randy Young, director of products and services for Georgia Power. "We're receiving very positive feedback from local governments, as well as residents and drivers, about the improved experience with the LED roadway lights."
The effects of the program are already visible throughout Georgia as the company has installed more than 50,000 LED roadway lights in Atlanta, Abbeville, Conyers, Savannah, Valdosta and elsewhere.
LED roadway lights offer multiple benefits over traditional HPS lights, including:
The LED roadway lighting project is being managed by Georgia Power Lighting Services, which specializes in commercial, industrial and residential outdoor lighting, including high-efficiency LEDs. For more information about the project, and other services from Georgia Power Lighting Services, visit http://outdoorlighting.georgiapower.com.
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