Sunday, November 22, 2009

Watt's Up? New Lights for G'wood

PSE&G officials say they have begun installing new, more efficient, light fixtures in Garwood and other towns in the state.

The utility says it plans on spending $50 million to replace mercury vapor municipal street lighting with more efficient induction fluorescent lighting.

In total PSEG says it will replace 96,000 street lights in two years. The new “green” fixtures last up to 100,000 hours before they need maintenance, use 30 to 40% less electricity and contain significantly less mercury than the mercury vapor units they are replacing.

Have you seen one in town yet?

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