Estimated number of high pressure sodium street lights in the city of Jacksonville.
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.
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.
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.
or so LED street lights installed so far.
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.
Ventresca projects a cost of about $5 million a year for the next six years.
estimated annual savings after all the LEDs are installed, since they use about 40 percent to 50 percent less electricity.