Why is Westbrook doing an LED streetlight conversion project?

Westbrook is interested in reducing its energy consumption and maintenance costs associated with street lighting. Installing LED streetlight fixtures will save energy, require less maintenance, and will provide residents with better light quality on streets and roadways. The estimated savings after the payback period amounts to over $1 million over the life of the LED fixtures, primarily due to lower maintenance/delivery charges.

 Dozens of other communities in Connecticut and more in other states have assumed maintenance responsibilities and installed LED streetlight fixtures.

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1. What kind of streetlights does Westbrook currently use?
2. What are LED streetlights?
3. What color of light are LED streetlight fixtures?
4. Why might the new LED fixtures appear to be dimmer to some?
5. Did the Town explore other options, such as wireless controls for dimming and solar-powered LED streetlight fixtures?
6. Why is Westbrook doing an LED streetlight conversion project?
7. Why not let Eversource replace the existing HPS cobra head fixtures instead of the Town purchasing and replacing them?
8. How many streetlights is Westbrook replacing with the LED streetlight conversion project?
9. How much will Westbrook likely save when it upgrades to LED streetlight fixtures?
10. How long will the project last?
11. What does the project involve?
12. Where are the pilot fixtures being installed?
13. What is Westbrook doing with all of the streetlights it is removing?
14. How do I find more information about the LED streetlight conversion project?
15. Who do I contact to report streetlights that are out, flickering, or on during the day?