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Alliant Energy to Install LED Street Lights in Newton, Iowa

Alliant Energy owns or maintains around 44,000 of these specific streetlights in Iowa. IPL successfully implemented a project pilot for the LED fixtures in the Cedar Rapids community. The project was so successful that cities all across the state joined the program. The previous fixtures used a 100-watt HPS bulb. The new fixtures will use an 80-watt LED bulb. Based on 2012 electrical rates, Newton will save an average of 68 cents per light per month in energy cost. Alliant Energy will save money on maintenance cost as well as HPS bulbs can last up to seven years, and LED bulbs can last more than 20 years.

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