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LED Streetlight Survey

Post Date:01/10/2011 2:45 PM

Driving along 79th street you might notice something new. Twelve new streetlights illuminate Prairie Village as part of a pilot program to test LED (light emitting diode) streetlights. The program is a joint program administered through KCP&L and Prairie Village’s City Offices.

The streetlights can be found along 79th street on the corners of Tomahawk, Juniper, and Canterbury. Over the next twelve months KCP&L and the City offices will examine the quality of light output and appearance of the light fixtures in the community. KCP&L will provide the city with information regarding energy savings and maintenance costs.

In addition to research data provided by KCP&L we would like to know what you think. Please provide the city and KCP&L with feedback regarding the new LED streetlights. A short survey is available at http://www.kcpl.com/community/ledpilot.html

As a separate project , the City is participating in the Smart Lights for Smart Cities project.  The Smart Lights for Smart Cities project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and through the Department of Energy. Twenty-six cities within the Kansas City metropolitan area are participating and the project will retrofit approximately 150 lights in each city. Installation of LED lights under this program will begin in the fall of 2011. 

For more information please click here to download KCP&L's fact sheet on the LED light pilot program. 

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