Area Briefs

Street lights getting TLC with LEDs

SPRINGFIELD – The City of Springfield is continuing the process of replacing outdated street lights throughout the City with Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures. This lighting is up to 70%  more energy-efficient, lasts four-to-five times longer, and allows for better control of light output than the existing high intensity discharge (HID) lighting. The funding for this project was received from the American Rescue Plan Act that was passed in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has been replacing the 4,557 streetlights with LED lights in phases as light fixtures reached end of . . .