Environment + Energy Leader – Oregon Department of Transportation Completes Portland LED Streetlight Project

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has completed an $18.9 million streetlight project in which more than 8,000 fixtures were replaced with energy efficient LEDs.

The streetlight conversion program was done in a partnership with renewable energy company Ameresco and replaced high-pressure sodium lighting fixtures across the Portland area. Lighting was also upgraded in 13 tunnels.

The LED streetlights are dark-sky friendly and use 50% less energy than traditional highway lighting, Ameresco says. The overall project will reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 3,500 metric tons a year.

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By David Worford