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LED conversion helps Roads do its part this Earth Day

Did you hear about a recent project we did that is saving King County energy, money and freeing up staff time? Last year, King County Road Services (Roads) replaced nearly 700 streetlights along various roadways with Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs, a move that makes this year’s Earth Day on April 22 shine brighter. Compared to the old High Pressure Sodium Vapor lights we used, these new LED’s are an ideal choice because they last about 10 times longer, have a whiter light so colors are more visible at night, shine brighter and are easier to maintain.

The nearly 700 LED lights we installed throughout King County are expected to:

The nearly $550,000 conversion was completed last fall, and we’ve already seen energy costs cut nearly in half at 20 of the busiest roadways and intersections, like Novelty Hill Road and Woodinville-Duvall Road. We’re happy to do our part to help assure that our roadways will be well-lit and sustainable for years to come.

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