Efficient Street Lighting Program in Jacksonville, Florida

Last Modified: Tue Mar 29 2016 16:42:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 130,000
    Estimated number of high pressure sodium street lights in the city of Jacksonville.
  • 3x
    Cost of an LED streetlight compared to a regular high-pressure sodium one. $62 – Cost for one 70-watt Cobra Head high pressure sodium street light used in Jacksonville. $210 – Cost for one 40-watt Cobra Head LED street light which is equivalent in brightness to a 70-watt high pressure sodium light.
  • 7x
    Average lifespan of a LED bulb compared to a regular high-pressure sodium one. 15,000 hours – Average life span of a high pressure sodium street light. 100,000 hours – Average life span of LED street light.
  • 6 years
    Duration of the LED streetlight replacement project will span six years. It is an initiative that evolved with input from city leaders and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
  • 1,700
    or so LED street lights installed so far.
  • 20,000
    Jacksonville Electric Authority will aim to install these many number of LED lights in a year, according to Tom Ventresca, manager of electric transmission and distribution standards for the city-owned utility.
  • $30 million
    Ventresca projects a cost of about $5 million a year for the next six years.
  • $1 million
    estimated annual savings after all the LEDs are installed, since they use about 40 percent to 50 percent less electricity.