I'm back from a bit of a hiatus this past week - between vacation and a crazy work week, it's been a tough time for posting. But anyway, here's some good news from Ann Arbor, MI:
The home to the University of Michigan is replacing about 1,400 street lights with super-efficient LEDs. City officials say they are the first city in the U.S. to make the switch of all of its downtown lights.
The move will save the city about $100,000 a year in energy costs (wow!) and will pay for themselves in about four years. Not to mention the money saved from paying workers to change the lights: Mayor John Hieftje explained that the LEDs should last about 10 years compared to only 2 years with the old-fashioned bulbs.
Photo credit: George Shuklin, Wikipedia