Light switch: Village of Burke to convert street lights to LED fixtures to cut costs

September, 2018

BURKE— The village is taking a step toward curbing rising electricity costs by converting its street lights to energy-efficient LED fixtures.

Village Mayor Craig Dumas noted Wednesday that the village has approved a plan to retrofit its 28 street lamps with LED fixtures, which would reduce the village’s budget line for electricity by roughly $450 annually. The village spends roughly $5,000 per year on electricity for street lighting, according to its 2018-2019 budget.

Dumas said the conversion will come at “a very reasonable cost” to the village, about $500 after installation.

The decision to replace the village’s street lamps stems from a partnership with Jen Perry of the Adirondack North Country Association, a Saranac Lake-based nonprofit that assists municipalities and local businesses in energy-saving initiatives. The village may also research grants available to further offset the cost of the project.

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