Light work

News May 25, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A worker replaces a high-pressure sodium streetlight on Upper Kenilworth with an LED one, part of a City of Hamilton project to replace 10,000 of the overhead lights with the more energy efficient model.

The new, flatter style can be seen at the top of the frame; the old “cobra-head” style can be seen at the bottom. The city has about 44,000 street lights throughout urban and rural Hamilton and expects to save $700,000 a year by replacing 10,000 of them.

About $3.5 million of the $5.5 million cost of the project is expected to be covered through the Ontario’s SaveOnEnergy program. The other $2 million will come from reserve funds. | Photo by Gord Bowes

Light work

City of Hamilton streetlight replacement project underway

News May 25, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A worker replaces a high-pressure sodium streetlight on Upper Kenilworth with an LED one, part of a City of Hamilton project to replace 10,000 of the overhead lights with the more energy efficient model.

The new, flatter style can be seen at the top of the frame; the old “cobra-head” style can be seen at the bottom. The city has about 44,000 street lights throughout urban and rural Hamilton and expects to save $700,000 a year by replacing 10,000 of them.

About $3.5 million of the $5.5 million cost of the project is expected to be covered through the Ontario’s SaveOnEnergy program. The other $2 million will come from reserve funds. | Photo by Gord Bowes

Light work

City of Hamilton streetlight replacement project underway

News May 25, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

A worker replaces a high-pressure sodium streetlight on Upper Kenilworth with an LED one, part of a City of Hamilton project to replace 10,000 of the overhead lights with the more energy efficient model.

The new, flatter style can be seen at the top of the frame; the old “cobra-head” style can be seen at the bottom. The city has about 44,000 street lights throughout urban and rural Hamilton and expects to save $700,000 a year by replacing 10,000 of them.

About $3.5 million of the $5.5 million cost of the project is expected to be covered through the Ontario’s SaveOnEnergy program. The other $2 million will come from reserve funds. | Photo by Gord Bowes