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LED streetlights coming to Columbus

Columbus public utilities officials are planning a massive expansion of its streetlight system, as first reported by Columbus Business First, that would replace all of its 53,000 streetlights with LED lamps. Just 0.38 percent, or 200, of the lights are outfitted with longer-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs. Additionally, one-third of the city remains unlit, so the city wants to expand its LED lighting campaign to roughly 680 miles of roadways. But bringing more light to city streets isn't universally beloved. There's the classic worry about adding more light pollution and preventing even more of the night sky's charms from being seen.

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