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Utility Helps Local Cities Switch to More Efficient LED Lights

Streetlights that use energy-efficient technology could become a growing part of how Clark County illuminates its roadways, parking lots and neighborhoods. The cities of Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal have either completed or are well into pilot projects to replace several hundred streetlights that use conventional bulbs with light-emitting diode, or LED, streetlights. Officials involved in the work, fueled by federal stimulus dollars, say if the benefits of conservation and savings in energy and maintenance costs are achieved -- as expected -- then LED streetlights could become embedded in the county's land-use codes.

7/20 The Columbian