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Scarsdale To Begin Introducing LED Streetlights

Scarsdale is set to install LED streetlights on three village roads before expanding the project moving forward.
Scarsdale is set to install LED streetlights on three village roads before expanding the project moving forward. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Flickr user Ausgrid

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Following months of research, study and discussion internally and with the public, Scarsdale is officially committing to going greener as they introduce the LED Streetlight Pilot Project

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

Do you support a transition to LED streetlights in Scarsdale?

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

Earlier this 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.

After the committee met with various vendors and evaluated similar LED streetlights that have been recently installed in neighboring communities such as Tuckahoe and Bronxville, the committee launched its two-stage pilot program.

Twenty-five LED streetlights of varying light colors and brightness have already been installed along three roads in Scarsdale, with accompanying signage designed to encourage motorists and locals to provide feedback at LED@scarsdale.com about the experience with the new lighting system.

The pilot LED streetlights are installed on Fox Meadow Road between Fenimore and Olmsted Roads; Madison Road between Richilieu and Sprague Roads and Heathcote Road between Brookby Road and Morris Lane.

Once the data is collected and research completed from the “mini-pilot” project, the “full-pilot” project is scheduled to begin next month. When completed, the village will feature more than 100 LED streetlights that will run into the following spring, complete with the same signage employed during the first phase.

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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