Initiative to install 61,000 LED streetlights and 1,000 smart cameras will cost Cleveland $35 million

Safety initiative to install 61,000 LED streetlights and 1,000 smart cameras

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland officials, including Mayor Frank Jackson and Chief of Police Calvin Williams, detailed the city’s streetlight conversion program at a news conference Monday morning.

Cleveland to replace 61,000 streetlights with energy-efficient LED bulbs and smart cameras

As part of the initiative, 61,000 Cleveland Public Power-owned streetlights will be replaced with energy-efficient LED lights.

Additionally, 1,000 streetlights will be outfitted with smart camera technology.

The cameras will be installed on predetermined streetlights located near Cleveland recreation centers, Mayor Jackson said.

The long-term cost saving program will illuminate Cleveland’s neighborhoods and make the streets safer from crime, city officials hope.

An LED streetlight already installed in Cleveland
An LED streetlight already installed in Cleveland (Source: WOIO)

Estimated savings with LED installation could be as high as 50%.

The replacements will take 18 months to complete. Electric services will not be interrupted during the installations.

Cleveland Public Power provides an interactive map that shows the progress of its streetlight conversion program.

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