West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Population

65,100

 

Initiative

Replace existing streetlights with LED streetlights

 

Cost to replace all city streetlights

$3,500,000

 

Potential reduction in electricity consumption

40% decrease from consumption of existing lighting

 

Potential annual savings

$190,000/year

 

Projected payback period

18 years

 

Total number of streetlights

6,712

 

Streetlight costs

$475,000/year currently; increasing 13% annually since 2002

 

Associated resources

City of West Hartford 2009-2010 budget.