The town of Danvers has recently launched a pilot program to use light emitting diodes (LEDs) on street lights to provide better nighttime illumination around town.
Danvers Electric says the LEDs -- there are a four different styles -- save a lot more energy compared to the existing high pressure sodium fixtures and save the town money as well.
LEDs can conserve up to 70 percent of the same energy otherwise used by HPS lights, should last five times longer and offer increased visibility at night, according to Danvers Electric.
Utility crews have installed 12 of these cobrahead streetlights (three each of the four styles) off Maple Street at the corner of Burley Avenue and Lindall Street. Danvers Electric also says the LEDs can be adjusted to illuminate specific areas and should do away with any back light projected into people's windows.
So, the town wants to know what you think about the new lights, and residents who fill out a survey have a chance to win a brand new ultra-efficient LED light bulb.
You can find the survey online at the town's website under the page for Danvers Electric or stop by the business office at 2 Burroughs St. and fill out the short survey there.
You fire off any questions about the program to Town Energy Efficiency Engineer Clint Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.