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OG&E Officials Resist Using LED Streetlights Downtown

Officials with Oklahoma Gas & Electric helped introduce Oklahoma City to LED lighting a couple of years ago with the installation of LED lights along the Oklahoma River and as replacement Christmas lights at the Myriad Gardens. But the utility is reluctant to see LED streetlights introduced downtown.  Tim Hartley, spokesman for OG&E, estimates the cost of an LED light at $2,000 per fixture compared with $200 for the fixtures used today.  "The technology in play here with LED lights is not proven and doesn't have a track record with streetlight use," Hartley said.  11/08 The Daily Oklahoman