Brookhaven Town is in the process of repurposing $900,000 in federal grant money to replace streetlight fixtures. The $900,000 is the remainder of a $4-million grant the U.S Department of Energy awarded to Brookhaven in 2009 in part for energy improvements to homes, town buildings and solar programs. Brookhaven currently has 45,000 light fixtures and, in recent years, has replaced 5,000 of them.
This initiative is part of a larger project Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro has proposed to replace nearly half the town’s light fixtures. He has also proposed a $4-million capital improvement project that would replace 20,000 old street lighting fixtures with energy-efficient lights over the next two years, saving the town $1 million in electricity costs.