LEDs Coming To East River Bridges, Highways, Central Park

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The way major parts of New York City are lit is in the midst of a big change, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.

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All 1,600 metal-halide fixtures in Manhattan’s iconic Central Park are being replaced with Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs). The $1.4 million project will begin later this month, with replacement of the 500 fixtures on the transverses to begin next year.

“The Department of Transportation’s introduction of LED fixtures in Central Park makes this green public space even ‘greener,’” said Doug Blonsky, President and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy. “Coupled with the Conservancy’s use of sustainable design materials and water conservation efforts, the City of New York’s forward-thinking improvements mean the Park will always be a phenomenal ‘back yard’ for New Yorkers.”

All 160 necklace lights on the Brooklyn Bridge, 166 lights on the Manhattan Bridge, 224…

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