On the Radio: Pocahontas Iowa changes lights to help the environment


An LED streetlight. Photo by meltedplastic, Flickr.

Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s episode highlights environmental efforts of Pocahontas, Iowa.

Pocahontas, Iowa might be a small town, but it’s making a big difference for our environment.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus on sustainable communities.

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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.