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Central Park Now Glows With Energy-Saving Cree LED Street Lights
Posted By Molly Cotter On November 27, 2012 @ 9:02 am In Energy,Green Space,Manhattan | No Comments
Just a short time after receiving a $100 million donation  from an adoring New Yorker, Central Park also underwent a new green lighting makeover. Last month, the New York City Department of Transportation  and the U.S. Department of Energy GATEWAY program  successfully installed nearly 1,600 LED lights in Central Park  which will cut the energy used without sacrificing style or safety. Designed by Cree,  the lights were also fitted inside the traditional cast iron light stands that currently dot the walkways, so they still cast a familiar glow. The Cree lights have an estimated 75,000-hour lifespan  and are expected to reduce energy usage by 62%, saving the park almost $30,000 a year in maintenance fees! Next time you are enjoying an evening stroll in Central Park, be sure to keep an eye out for these lovely new lights.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/central-park-now-glows-with-energy-saving-cree-led-street-lights/cre-led-lights-in-central-park-1/
 $100 million donation: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-york-man-donates-a-whopping-100-million-to-central-park/
 New York City Department of Transportation: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/home/home.shtml
 U.S. Department of Energy GATEWAY program: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ssl/gatewaydemos.html
 Central Park: http://www.centralparknyc.org/
 Cree,: http://www.cree.com/news-and-events/cree-news/press-releases/2012/october/central-park
 75,000-hour lifespan: http://www.cree.com/lighting
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