US town converts 50,000 street lights to Cree LEDs
converting more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED street lights from Cree. The project is expected to deliver two and a half-year payback with nearly $3 million in annual energy savings and $57 million in total lifetime savings. "The use of environmentally friendly technology is a win-win for the town," says Anthony Santino, Town of Hempstead supervisor. "The new LED luminaires generate significant energy savings that provide unprecedented environmental and fiscal benefits to benefit our town and residents."