Officials in Tucson, Ariz., have replaced the city’s low-pressure sodium street lamps with energy-efficient LED luminaires from Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries.
Because the lighting was costing the city in both maintenance and energy costs, officials applied for and received approximately $425,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to convert 600 lighting fixtures to LED lighting. As of today, Tucson has saved approximately $3,000 monthly in electricity costs, and officials expect to see at least $30,000 in savings over the course of the year.
The city chose LED Cobrahead luminaires, which were delivered in phases as the installation progressed, according to the manufacturer.
Headquartered in Peachtree, Ga., Cooper Lighting, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries, is a leading provider of interior and exterior lighting fixtures and related products to worldwide commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential and utility markets.