Brighten Up Orange City – The City of Orange City is upgrading all of our streetlights to LEDs!

Duke Energy will be updating our antiquated high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights to the more energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures over the next six to eight months.  This upgrade will help reduce our energy usage, carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions!  If you have any questions concerning this upgrade, please call us at (386)775-5432 or email cdavis@ourorangecity.com

 

Why are LEDs better than the existing streetlights?

LEDs are more energy efficient and require less maintenance than the old lighting system. Our current streetlights use high pressure sodium (HPS) lights, which have shorter lifespans and require more upkeep than LEDs. It is also easier to distinguish colors under LED light than under traditional streetlights.

 

LEDs last about 100,000 hours (20 years); HPSs last 20,000 to 24,000 hours (6 years). The longer lifespan means that the lights will need to be replaced less often. LED streetlights are about 60% more efficient than HPS lights, which means they use about 60% less electricity to produce the same amount of light. Because of the better control of the light that is emitted from LEDs, it is easier to see colors and distance with LED lighting than with HPS. LEDs also improve safety by providing brighter light with increased clarity.  In addition, HPS lights are becoming obsolete making them hard to find and more expensive to replace.

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