In her Newsday article titled Long Beach boardwalk lights going green, Candice Ruud writes:
“All 98 lights along the city’s boardwalk soon will be refitted with energy-efficient lightbulbs and new fixtures, thanks in large part to a $500,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
The city council already had plans in motion to replace 762 lights throughout the community with more energy-efficient lightbulbs as part of a resolution to spend $416,570 of the grant. Then the city decided to swap out all 98 boardwalk lights as part of the same grant for an additional $43,120″
We first heard about these lights back in April 2010 (read – Happy Earth Day!) when I wrote:
Energy Efficient Street Lighting. Paid for by the Feds, these 762 lights will save us 33% of electric costs per year. Not to mention all those fossil fuels! Plus, they will last longer than standard lights.
That was so long ago that I pretty much forgot about them. So you say we can save energy and money with this mass-bulb swap? Who can argue with that. Head over to Newsday and read the full article: Long Beach boardwalk lights going green