LED Security Lighting
LED Security Lighting is applicable for dusk to dawn lighting service by means of ballast operated lamp fixtures on a suitable wood pole. The service includes all electrical energy used and all maintenance required to provide service under this special rate. Click here for more information.
Energy Optimization (EO) Advanced Lighting RebatesClick here for more information
Grant Projects - Lighting Upgrades
- WIRES 2 - installation of energy-efficient and low-maintenance LED streetlights and stadium lights in prominent downtown areas, major thoroughfares, and parks to create significant energy and labor savings.
- Fort Street
- Bishop Park
- FOP Ballpark
- Pulaski Ballpark
- State of Michigan grant - $100,000 for the installation retrofits of LED streetlights along Eureka Road from Roosevelt High to Biddle Avenue north to the Bacon Memorial District Library.
- Better Buildings for Michigan Grant - 8 CFL bulbs were installed as part of each energy audit. Many residents and businesses took advantage of the rich incentives and loan program to update to advanced lighting.
- Library Award for reaching Home Energy Audit goal of 2000+ – energy efficiency lighting (electronic ballasts, upgrade to high performance/low wattage T8 lamps, LED exit signs and occupancy sensors) and a 3 kW Solar Photovoltaic system was installed at the Bacon Memorial District Library.
LED technology is the latest energy saving bulb to become available at an economical cost to the retail market. An LED lamp is a light-emitting diode (LED) product that is assembled into a lamp (or light bulb) for use in lighting fixtures. LED lamps have a lifespan and electrical efficiency that is several times better than incandescent lamps, and significantly better than most fluorescent lamps, with some chips able to emit more than 100 lumens per watt.
CFL stands for "compact fluorescent lamp", and WMS wants all households to convert their old incandescent light bulbs to CFLs. There are many great advantages to CFLs compared to traditional incandescent bulbs:
- CFLs save about $40 in total costs over the lifetime of each bulb
- CFLs use about ¼ of the energy
- CFLs last up to 10 times longer, which means you don’t have to change them as often
- CFLs produce about 75 percent less heat, so they’re safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling.
- family and living rooms
- dining room
CFLs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and wattages to meet almost any home lighting need. So, don’t delay, change out your incandescent bulbs today!
Because small amounts of mercury are a necessary component in all CFLs, including ENERGY STAR™ qualified light bulbs, the lamps should be handled responsibly and be recycled. There are many ways to dispose of CFL bulbs:
- Wyandotte Recycling Center
- Home Depot stores
- Hood’s Do It Best
- Jerry’s Ace Hardware
- Go to www.earth911.org to find other CFL recycle locations near you