Say Aloha to LED Street Lights
Hawaii’s known for its beautiful beaches, nature and Luaus. Honolulu, one of the biggest cities in Hawaii, will soon be going to go full green on their city lights, giving a big helping hand for the environment. Changes are coming to street lights on Oahu. The city is moving ahead with plans to replace the current lights with new light emitting diodes, or LED's, over the next several years.The lights are similar to the ones that have been installed as part of the state's H-1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project. The Department of Transportation said any new street lighting projects will use the new LED fixtures. The city is going a step further. Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to replace all 51,700 lights on city streets with LED's. "In the coming year and a half, you're going to start to see a difference in the lighting of our city, from a more yellow type of light to a brighter, white light," said Caldwell. The city has already installed the lights as part of a pilot project in Kahala and a few other neighborhoods on Oahu. More on the story at Hawaii News Now.