The city is in the process of switching all the signal-light bulbs at the Main Street / Cascade Avenue and Main Street / Division Street intersections to a brighter, more efficient light emitting diode (LED) type.
Reducing Costs & Driver Inconvenience
This replacement project will reduce maintenance costs and driver inconvenience. The total cost of the project was $14,555 with a Wisconsin Public Power Inc (WPPI) rebate of $4,702.
It is expected that the annual energy savings equals to $3,936 and the net savings over the bulb's 10-year life would be about $35,507. The use of the LEDs equals an annual carbon reduction of 70,347 pounds.