The town was spending almost $5 million a year for street and parking lot lighting. Now, Cotsalas says, Hempstead has all new luminaires, zero maintenance costs, 60% reduction on their utility bill and is cash flow positive a million dollars annually even with the bank payment.” To sum it up...better lighting.
“Saving taxpayer dollars through the use of environmentally-friendly technology is a win-win for the town and residents,” says Supervisor Santino. “The new LED luminaires generate significant energy savings that provide unprecedented environmental and fiscal benefits to our town and residents.”
Furthermore, Cree® LED lighting creates a heightened sense of security when going out after dark to walk or run or sending the kids out to play.
Business owners appreciate the improved lighting in front of their establishments. And Cree LED street lighting paves the way for a safer driving experience.
“Due to this success of our street lighting upgrade to LED technology,” Supervisor Santino says, “the Town of Hempstead will soon convert an additional 4,000 indoor luminaires, yielding further savings to taxpayers of $200,000 over ten years.
“We’re not stopping until the entire town is converted to LED Lighting,” Aue says.
Cotsalas and the Best LED Group are also installing Cree lighting in other Long Island towns. Perhaps one day soon, the whole island will be illuminated with Cree LED Lighting. Cotsalas doesn’t see why not: “Superior lighting, 10 year standard warranty, zero maintenance, reduced carbon footprint & 60% energy savings make this a very compelling project for all municipalities.”