The City of Wilmington has just finished converting more than 200 streetlights to environmentally-friendly LED lights, which will save more than $10,000 a year. LED lights also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in keeping with the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Initiative approved by City Council.
Streetlights were changed at several locations, including:
- South 3rd Street between Wooster Street and Carolina Beach Road;
- South Front Street between Wright Street and Carolina Beach Road;
- East and West Lake Shore drives;
- City Operations Center on River Road.
The city leases approximately 8,000 streetlights from Duke Energy Progress and plans to convert them all of them to LED over the next few years, including those located in city parks.