Electrical Construction Maintenance Magazine – Chicago Completes Smart Lighting Streetlight Modernization Program

Higher quality streetlights reduce the city’s carbon footprint and are projected to save $100 million in electricity costs in the first 10 years.

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced Feb. 9 that the city has substantially completed the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP), a massive streetlight modernization project that has improved the quality of nighttime visibility throughout the city and is projected to save Chicago taxpayers $100 million in electricity costs over the next 10 years. City officials cut the ribbon for the project, primarily executed by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), at the Lyons View Mfg. plant in K-Town on the West Side, where more than half the lights were assembled by Chicago residents.

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