As construction continues and completion of Lake Orion’s Streetscape grows nearer, area residents can be sure they will be able to see the good and the bad, day or night.
Part of the Streetscape’s general improvements include the replacement of the Tungsten bulbs with energy efficient alternative LED bulbs. Some of the lamps, including about 50 have already received the update, with about another 40 planned when completed.
The savings is around half the amount currently paid. The installation, however, is not cheap, rounding out to almost $1,000 per lamp, yet thanks to an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the Department of Labor and Economic Growth, the cost of the project has been significantly reduced.
Replacement of the lamps will help Lake Orion Village stay fiscally stable and technologically up to date. The lamps will pay for themselves in 3 years time, while visitors to downtown will enjoy predominantly more white light, as opposed to the yellow light emitted by the current bulbs.
The replacement of the lamp posts will be complete by the end of Streetscape in July.
references: gabriel l ouzounian, sherman publications, donsrealty.net