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Salt Lake City experimenting with street lamps

Salt Lake City experimenting with street lamps

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake City is experimenting with more efficient lighting for some of its streets.

Twenty-nine street lamps at eight spots around the city have been outfitted with induction lamps or LED bulbs.

Mike Barry, the city's transportation engineer, says the new lighting will not only suck less power but also require less maintenance.

The locations of the test samples and fixture types are:

  1. Five 120-watt induction lamps at 800 S between 400 W and 500 W.
  2. Three induction lamps at 900 W between Fremont (1100 S) and California Avenue (1300 S).
  3. Four 120-watt induction lamps at 2100 S 1045 W.
  4. Two 40-watt induction lamps at Jeremy Street (840 W) and Lucy Avenue (1200 S).
  5. Two 40-watt induction lamps at 800 W Montague Avenue (940 S).
  6. Five 120-watt induction lamps at 900 S between 800 W and I-15.
  7. Four 200-watt induction lamps at 900 S between I-15 and 500 W.
  8. Four 88-watt LED lamps on 800 S between 500 W and 600 W.

The city is looking for the public's feedback on the street lamps, including whether they notice a difference in the color and effectiveness of the light. CLICK HERE for more on that.

If the results are good, city officials say they'll consider replacing a large portion of its 15,000 street lights.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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