The village will use the state funds to replace 636 street lights throughout the village with LED fixtures. According to the village, upgrading existing lighting to LED will provide an estimated savings of more than $500,000 during a 10-year period.
LED lighting is also more environmentally friendly, emitting fewer greenhouse gases than traditional lights. Work on the project is expected to begin in the middle of 2016 and last for approximately four weeks.
“Saving taxpayers money, reducing energy costs and protecting the environment all through the same project is a win all around. I am pleased to support the Village of Great Neck in undertaking this innovative project which will benefit both the Great Neck community and the environment,” said Senator Martins.
“It has been over 25 years since the Village of Great Neck has undergone a street lighting project. With ever-growing energy costs and tax increases, it is the right time to take advantage of the advancements that have been made in lighting technology. The upgraded LED fixtures are energy efficient and low maintenance and will result in substantial cost savings to our taxpayers,” said Village of Great Neck Mayor Pedram Bral.