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Street Light Pilot
The Department of Public Works is investigating the installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lights. As part of this process four streets have been selected for a pilot program. On each of these three streets a different LED style light will be installed and one will remain as a control. 

The existing lights are High Pressure Sodium (HPS) light that gives off a yellow glow. In the early 2000s this lighting type was considered one of the most efficient types of lighting for street lights. In the early 2000s, this lighting type was considered to be the most efficient type of lighting for street lights. With the advent of new technology, LEDs are now considered a viable alternative for more efficient street lighting. You will notice that the new LED lights provide a whiter shade of light, which reflect a truer color appearance.   

The pilot program will run for three months starting May 1, 2017. The Town will be collecting data about these lights until July 31, 2017. Depending on the outcome of this pilot these lights will be removed, or will be converted to the newly selected lighting type.

Your participation in the process is critical to assisting the Town in making the decision to pursue LED street lighting in the future, and what style of lighting will be installed. We thank you for your cooperation and participation. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works Administration Division at (781) 455-7550 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday or email .



Street

Lighting Type

# of Lights

Watts

Kelvins

Lumens

Make

Simple Payback

Stevens Road

LED

6

19

4000

1932

VRDN

7.3 years

Pinewood Road

LED

5

20

3000

2100

EC1

7.9 years

Eaton Rd

LED

4

19

3000

1980

XPR - Adjustable

7.9 years

Coolidge Road

HPS

7

50


4000

Sylvania

N/A