LEDs to replace incandescent lighting across state

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By Carol A. Clark

New Mexico’s Department of Transportation began retrofitting 380 intersections throughout the state with Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Monday.

DOT signed a contract with the Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources that received a grant of $5 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“The replacement of incandescent lights will be a major cost-savings for the entire state, along with moving us towards a greener and cleaner New Mexico,” Transportation Secretary Gary Girón said in a news release. “The first deployment alone of this project will save us $500,000 per year in electricity costs; and during these tough economic times with declining state and federal revenues, we can use every cost-saving dollar to safely maintain our highways and transportation systems.”

County Engineer Ted Garcia said this morning that lighting in Los Alamos is transitioning to LED as well.

“It’s an economical way of going green because LED lighting uses less energy and has a longer life span than incandescent lighting,” Garcia said.

The townsite currently has a mixture of both types of lighting but the trend is moving towards LED.

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