City of Camas Lights up with LEDs
The process of replacing more than 3,000 high pressure sodium streetlights with energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) lights began this month in downtown Camas. It’s the largest energy efficiency project in the city’s history.
As Commerce Director Brian Bonlender says, ” Moving to more energy-efficient publically owned built buildings, and towards cleaner, renewable energy sources is good for the environment and good for our economy.” We concur.
LEDs are currently leading-edge for street lamps. Their cost is dropping, plus they have better service reliability, and use about 85% less energy than older sodium diode bulbs. By not using mercury, leads, or any heavy metals, LEDs are environmentally friendly.
Multiple crews will be on the streets in bucket trucks as they replace lights. The City of Camas reminds all of us to be courteous and slow down as you move around vehicles.
By the way, be sure to mark your calendars for next month’s First Friday. On March 4th, the Downtown Camas Merchants will showcase green, as in how we can make our community, and the world, a greener place.