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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Overland Park installing LED street lights

Credit: 41 Action News
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Overland Park installing LED street lights
Overland Park installing LED street lights
Overland Park will convert street lights to LED lights.

THIS MORNING OVERLANDPARK IS JOINING THIS LISTOF CITIES WITH L-E-DSTREETLIGHTS.LAST NIGHT OVERLANDPARK APPROVED A 5MILLION DOLLAR PLAN TOCONVERT STREETLIGHTSON ITS MAINTHOROUGHFARES TO L-E-DBULBS.THE CITY SAYS THE MOVEWILL SAVE MONEY IN THELONG RUN.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER CHARLIEKEEGAN JOINS US WITH ALOOK AT THE DIFFERENCETHESE BULBS MAKE.MAKE A DIFFERENCE INHOW MUCH ENERGY THECITY USES - AND HOWMUCH IT PAYS FORENERGY - BUT LED ALSOMAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE INWHAT YOU SEE.LET'S PAN UP ON THERIGHT IS AN OLDSTREETLIGHT HIGHPRESSURE SODIUM BULB -ON THE LEFT IS A NEW L-E-D .THIS IS RIGHT OUTSIDEOVERLAND PARK CITYHALL.YOU CAN SEE THE LED ISBRIGHTER - AND ADIFFERENT COLOR -LOOKS MORE WHITE.WE ALSO HAVE SOMEFOOTAGE OF THE TWOKINDS OF LIGHTS SIDE BYSIDE.THE CITY'S TRAFFICENGINEER EXPLAINED L-E-D BULBS HELP DRIVERSSEE BETTER AT NIGHT -MAKING IT EASIER FORTHEM TO SEEPEDESTRIANS OR BUMPSIN THE ROAD.HE SAID THE LED'SPRODUCE A MORE TRUCOLOR."Brian Shields // OverlandPark, Kan., traffic engineer2:11-2:25"It actually helps your eyes beable to see a little better atnight.

Sometimes when youget the different colors, anorange or yellow, you can'treally tell what color a car wasgoing by.

Was it a blue car ora green car?"OVERLAND PARKCONVERTED ABOUT HALFITS STREETLIGHTS -MOSTLY ON RESIDENTIALSTREETS AS A PILOTPROGRAM.VOTED LAST NIGHT TOMOVE FORWARD WITH THECONVERSION ON MAINTHOROUGHFARES LIKEANTIOCH METCALFSWITZER - ETC.SHOULD BE DONE INABOUT ONE YEARBACK TO YOU.WHO OWNS TSTREETLIGHTS??EVERGY OR OTHER UTILITYCOMPANIES OWN A LOT OFSTREETLIGHTS AND LEASETHEM TO CITIES - BUTOVER THE YEARSOVERLAND PARK ANDKCMO AND OTHER CITIESIN THE METRO HAVEPURCHASED THESTREETLIGHTS.GIVES THEM MORECONTROL TO MAKECHANGES LIKE THIS WHICHCAN SAVE MONEY IN LONGRUN.

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