announced plans to convert existing street lights to light-emitting diode
“Through its LED
Street Light Program. NIPSCO-owned street lights will be changed at no
additional cost to participating communities,” NIPSCO said in a statement
released on Wednesday. “This program is the first of its kind in Indiana.”
The new LED street
lights will bring a number of advantages to communities over the
traditional, high pressure sodium (HPS) street light sources, NIPSCO said.
Those advantage include the following:
* Lower energy
usage: current estimates for the proposed program indicate a 22 percent
reduction in energy costs.
* Longer life span:
the new LED lights have a 10-year warranty and a 20-year expected life.
* Lower maintenance
cost: traditional HPS lights require service every two to three years on
* More visible and
uniform lighting: LED lights produce a light that appears whiter, similar to
moonlight. The result is a more uniform light pattern that improves
* Faster on-off
switching: HPS lights take time to heat up once switched on, while LEDs turn
implementing the program, NIPSCO trialled the LED street technology in
several northern Indiana communities in 2014 and 2015,” the company said.
“Installation of the new LED street lights began this month in Dyer,
Griffith, and Winfield and will continue through 2022. During the
installation process, there may be some intermittent lane closures to ensure
safety of workers and residents. Work will be performed during normal
weekday business hours.”
information, please visit NIPSCO.com/LEDStreetLight