34th Street

Capital Projects

An Upgrade for District Streetlights

New LED lights increase energy efficiency and provide better light.

The Capital Projects team at 34th Street Partnership completed a project this week to convert the luminaires on the Partnership’s 600 streetlights from metal halide to LED. This is a major improvement, as in addition to casting more pleasing light, LEDs are also more energy-efficient, last longer, and require less maintenance.

Like most projects undertaken by our outstanding Capital Projects team, this was a complex one, entailing engineering design, luminaire fabrication, and installation. The process took 20 months, but with the cost savings and improved illumination of our sidewalks, it was well worth it.

The team is now focusing on making improvements to more than 100 rooftop lights that help to illuminate darker streets where there are limited streetlights. The project includes designing improved mounting systems and investigating the latest in LED floodlight technology that will further reduce maintenance costs and increase energy efficiency. 

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