Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative is working with the City of Eagle Butte to replace several 400-watt sodium vapor streetlights with state-of-the-art 110-watt LED street lights.
There are several advantages of LEDs, chief among them is their longevity. A premium-quality LED light can last 100,000 hours, and because they don’t have filaments that can quickly burn out, they reduce maintenance costs. Because they last so long, LEDs are suitable for places where replacing light bulbs is expensive, inconvenient or otherwise difficult.
LEDs are also directional in nature and as a result, they output light where you need it to be. LEDs also give off less heat than other bulbs, and unlike traditional high-pressure sodium lamps or mercury-vapor lamps, they don’t contain toxic chemicals such as mercury.
“Our goal with this project was to increase pedestrian and traffic safety while we reduce energy costs for the city,” said Line Superintendent Kent Larson.