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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Brookhaven Highway Department’s Streetlight Conversion Program Reduces Town’s Electricity Bill by Ne

Brookhaven Highway Department employees replace Town streetlight fixture

Brookhaven, NY –  The Brookhaven Highway Department’s Division of Streetlighting has completed Phase I of the energy-efficient street light conversion program – replacing all low-pressure sodium (LPS) and high-pressure sodium (HPS) overhead lights with Light Emitting Diodes (LED) streetlights. Since the program began in 2017, the Town has reduced its electricity bill for streetlights by nearly $1.5 million.

The Highway Department has now entered Phase II of the program which involves converting all existing neighborhood post top fixtures to LED and replacing the old fiberglass poles with new aluminum poles. It is expected that Phase II will be completed by 2023.

“The Town has saved nearly $1.5 million in electricity costs since the Highway Department began the conversion to LED lights three years ago,” said Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro. “We saved $930,000 in 2020 alone. That number will only continue to increase as the program nears completion. These are real, recurring savings that ultimately resulted in a tax cut in the 2021 streetlighting district operating budget.”

Photo Caption: Brookhaven Highway Department employees replace Town streetlight fixtures and poles.

Brookhaven Highway Department employees replace Town streetlight pole

Daniel P. Losquadro * Highway Superintendent
1140 Old Town Road • Coram • NY 11727 • Phone (631) 451-9200 • Fax (631) 732-2584

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