Toledo Edison, a FirstEnergy company, has initiated the deployment of close to 1,000 LED streetlight fittings in Perrysburg, Ohio, as part of a streetlight conversion initiative worth $251,000. The City of Perrysburg has financed the streetlight conversion initiative via federal funding received as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.
The new LEDs boast an increase in efficiency of approximately 50% when compared to their forerunners – high-pressure sodium fixtures. The project will bring about annual savings worth $30,000 in electricity costs. The return on investment is estimated at nearly six years. Additionally, the LEDs will have a lifespan of 15-20 years compared to the three to five years that sodium fixtures offered.
Communities across Ohio serviced by FirstEnergy are witnessing significant improvements in security and visibility where LED fixtures have been installed. Toledo Edison caters to approximately 315,000 clients in northwest Ohio.
"Beyond their cost-saving benefits, LED streetlights play a key role in reducing crime and keeping local communities safe," said Perrysburg Mayor Tom Mackin. "We are eager for Toledo Edison workers to replace all of our existing streetlights with LEDs this year."