Using a progressive approach, Racine became the first city in the State of Wisconsin to install LED technology, noting the many benefits they would bring. “We have a very limited capital budget. Our primary motivation to install LED streetlights was to reduce cost and we are reaping the savings every time we install an LED fixture. It’s great,” stated John Rooney, City of Racine’s assistant commissioner of public works/engineering.
Racine is also striving to provide a better life for its citizens through the newly installed LED lighting. The City estimates a cost savings of nearly $44,000 annually by replacing traditional HPS systems with LED lighting. The savings goes right back into the city coffers for other needed projects.