Streetlights cost millions of dollars every year in energy bills and equipment upkeep. A new neighborhood initiative in the Minnehaha-Hiawatha community of Minneapolis is testing a lighting system using LED and induction technology to improve energy efficiency and diminish costs to taxpayers.
The Minnehaha-Hiawatha community is experimenting with 6 different LED bulbs and 3 different types of induction lights both of which are high efficiency in order to measure which work best. This not only saves money from a decrease in electricity use but these new bulbs also last longer which means the city doesn’t have to pay a maintenance crew to go out and change the bulbs very often. This project saves money and the environment.