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has been chosen by the City of Knoxville, Tennessee to retrofit nearly 30,000 streetlights with new energy efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The retrofit is estimated to cut the City’s streetlight operation budget in half by saving US$2 million annually in energy and maintenance costs and is expected to pay for itself in less than ten years.
The new LEDs will give off whiter light, improve visibility for residents and will help the City in its efforts to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020.
Siemens will provide turn-key design and installation services for the project, including testing and demonstration. Once the design phase is complete, Siemens expects to begin installation across the city in spring 2018. The project is slated for completion by mid-2019.