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Shed a little light

At the end of the year, Arlington began a town-wide upgrade of street lights, converting from high-pressure sodium lamps to LEDs. The first area to be converted is right here in East Arlington.

New LED lamp (top foreground) versus old sodium.

The LEDs are more efficient and durable than the older sodium lamps and the Town expects to cut its annual street-lighting costs by from $115,000 (in one estimate) to $150,000 (in another).

Most of the funding for this round of upgrades is from a Green Communities grant the Town qualified for by adopting an energy-efficient building code in 2010.

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