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Michigan Subsidizes LED Streetlights in Detroit to Help Spur Redevelopment

LED street lighting kindles interest in Michigan

Midwest Energy News, July 10, 2014

There’s been plenty of dark news out of Detroit recently.

But one bright spot in the beleaguered city is the ongoing replacement of aging street lights with highly efficient and attractive LED street lights. By July 1 Detroit had installed its 10,000th LED street light, putting it ahead of schedule on a plan for 65,000 new such lights through 2016.

Other municipalities statewide are also moving to adopt LED street lights, thanks to federal supports and an optional energy efficiency program providing rebates throughout most of the state.

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