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Scarsdale Moving Forward With LED Streetlight Installation

Scarsdale is entering phase two of the LED streetlight installation.
Scarsdale is entering phase two of the LED streetlight installation. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Flickr user Ausgrid

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Following months of research, study and discussion internally and with the public, Scarsdale is moving forward with their commitment to going green with the introduction of a the complete LED Streetlight Pilot Project.

Poll
Do you support a transition to LED streetlights in Scarsdale?
Reader Results Voting Closed

Do you support a transition to LED streetlights in Scarsdale?

  • Yes.
    83%
  • No.
    2%
  • Indifferent.
    15%

Late last year, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees established a committee to research Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlights, which will improve visibility on streets at night, reduce costs to the village and taxpayers for electricity-related costs, limit the amount of local maintenance required and conserve energy.

In October, they entered the mini-pilot project, where 25 LED streetlights of varying light colors and brightness were installed in three sections of Scarsdale. Officials evaluated feedback from residents and are now set to implement the full pilot.

Under the full pilot, hundreds of LED streetlights will be installed for up to three months, with accompanying signage designed to encourage motorists and locals to provide feedback at LED@scarsdale.com about the experience with the new and improved lighting system.

When completed, a map of all locations will be made available on the village website.

The project is expected to be complete as soon as March next year, at which point the committee will make its initial recommendation to the Scarsdale Board of Trustees.

Do you support the installation of LED lighting in Scarsdale? Vote in the poll and continue the conversation in the comments section.

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