Conversion of the streetlights in a municipality to LEDs can provide many benefits including energy savings, cost savings, improved lighting, and less light pollution.
Streetlight Conversions to LEDs
LED streetlights provide many benefits including energy savings, cost savings, improved lighting and less light pollution. Municipalities that own their streetlights in Massachusetts can retrofit these streetlights to LEDs. In addition, metered lights, parking lot and garage lighting, exterior building lighting, and traffic lights make excellent candidates for LED conversion.
DOER launched the Rapid LED Streetlight Conversion Program in 2016 for municipally-owned streetlights. Administered by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the program can fund up to 30 percent of cost of procuring and installing LED streetlights.
The program in Municipal Light Plant (MLP) territories is being administered by Energy New England and the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company.