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LED Street Light Conversion - Update

posted May 16, 2018, 12:01 PM by Leona Oceania

On May 15, 2018, the Town of Scarborough began replacing all of its street lights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. The conversion is starting in the Pine Point and Higgins neighborhoods first.


LED street lights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

           - Energy Efficient -- LED lights can reduce electricity consumption for street lighting by approximately 75%.

- Better Light -- LED lighting allows people to see colors more clearly, which makes it easier to recognize people and objects on streets and sidewalks.

- Reduced Glare -- It is easy to aim LEDs to shine light where it should be and to avoid shining it where it is unwanted.

- Long Life -- LED lighting has an extremely long life which reduces overall maintenance costs.


For more information about the LED street light conversion process, please visit the new LED webpage: