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How bright is that light?

Notice any difference in the street lights on Green Bay Road recently? City officials are hoping you do.


Notice any difference in the street lights on Green Bay Road recently? City officials are hoping you do.

They’re testing four different brands of new street lamps along the west side of the road at the north end of town.

The lamps all fit into the existing davit-arm light poles on the street.

They’re in groups of six, just north and just south of Jenks Street, and just north and south of Central Street.

In each case the ones north of the intersection are induction lights, while the ones south of the intersection are LEDs.

City Transportation Director Paul Schneider says the new lights all use about half as much electricity as the 400-watt mercury vapor bulbs used on most of the city’s 1,500 davit-arm light poles.

The test is mainly to determine which models appear to be brightest and which cast the most natural-looking light.

Schneider told the Parking Committee last week that once a decision is made about which lamp to use, the city hopes to replace about 100 of the existing lights each year.

The city recently wrapped up a multi-year program to replace all the lamps in its traditional Tallmadge street lights with brighter, more efficient bulbs.

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