As part of becoming a more sustainable community, the City of Knoxville contracted with Siemens to convert 28,500 city streetlights from high pressure sodium (HPS) lights to modern light emitting diode (LED) technology.
The turn-key operation design phase began in summer of 2017, with installation starting in September 2018. November 2019 marks completion of the project, which will save the city over $2 million dollars each year, moving forward, on the street light system.
To celebrate this step in a brighter direction, Mayor Rogero, Sustainability Director Erin Gill, Sustainability Coordinator Brian Blackmon, and other city staff, partners, and councilmembers will gather in Emory Place on N. Gay St., at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, for an illumination celebration.
Come out and see the lights!
This project is a major piece in accomplishing the City’s goal to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020. For more information, check out the Knoxville LED project.