Add the city of Longview, Texas to the list of cities that have switched to more efficient lighting. Longview recently completed the final phase of replacing aging downtown lights with energy-efficient alternatives.
“We are continually looking for ways to reduce costs and energy usage,” said Director of Community Services Laura Hill.
The project including retrofitting 53 decorative lighting fixtures to induction lighting, which uses 40 to 50 percent less power than the former lights used.
Between 2001 and 2006, the city cut its energy use by 46 percent saving more than 215 million kilowatt hours per year.