Iowa town replaces street lamps with LEDs


An LED streetlight. Photo by meltedplastic, Flickr.

The small town of Pocahontas, Iowa has replaced all 280 of its street lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.

The new streetlights shine a bright white, and consume roughly half the electricity of their yellow predecessors. Pocahontas City Administrator Robert Donahoo said that the $190,000 investment will pay for itself within four years.

“The citizens love them,” he said.

For more information on the future of LED lighting, read the full article at Bloomberg.