Decorative Lighting Showcases Progress for the Village of Pitsburg
|Industry||Downtown decorative lighting|
|Project Scope||Replaced 11 HPS cobra-style fixtures with decorative LED teardrop fixtures.|
|Benefits/Savings||Minimal upfront investment to upgrade equipment. Improved color rendering (white LED light vs. yellow HPS light.)|
Budget-Friendly LightingBecause Pitsburg was already a customer of Miami Valley Lighting and we were able to use newly installed utility poles, Spires said there was minimal cost to switch to LEDs. We were able to stay within the budget for the project, thanks in part to cost savings provided by DP&L’s energy efficiency rebates. The new lighting would also be relatively maintenance free for 5-10 years. “It was a no-brainer,” he said.
Custom SolutionOfficials wanted to minimize the number of poles along the roadway so fixtures were installed on new utility poles – a custom solution coordinated by Miami Valley Lighting. And like any local government, cost is always a consideration to keep in mind. “At the time, the council did not think we could afford to do the rest of the village,” Spires said, so Miami Valley Lighting proposed taking a phased installation approach. They initially replaced 11 lights on Main Street. Within the first year, Spires said officials heard lots of positive feedback. The worker who plows the streets in the wintertime said he could see curbs much better. Business owners and residents also reported how much they like the new lights. “They’re all ecstatic about them,” Spires said. Pitsburg continues to be happy with maintenance provided by Miami Valley Lighting, as well. “Miami Valley Lighting is there whenever we call,” Spires said. “They’re quick. Whatever we need we seem to be able to get.”
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