Friday, September 30, 2011

Better lights in Bainbridge

People driving along Highway 36 West of Indianapolis way notice their path is now better illuminated.  This is thanks to 113 new high efficiency induction street lights the Town of Bainbridge recently installed.  The old high pressure sodium lights were not only inefficient and required frequent maintenance, but provided low visibility.  Residents are now getting used to brighter, cleaner lights throughout the town.   Not as popular as LED lights, induction lights do have a lot to offer:  cost, longevity, ease of use.

In addition to better street lighting, Bainbridge will also see better in municipal buildings and in their schools.  Anyone who has used the community center or the school gyms may have already noticed the lights don’t take 10 minutes to turn on.  This is due to the new T5 lights that not only provide better light, but also turn on instantly.
All in all, Bainbridge was able to upgrade the outdated lights that required frequent maintenance tin the following buildings:  Bainbridge Town Hall & Community Center, Bainbridge Water Treatment Building, Bainbridge Utility Building, Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Department, and 4North Putnam Community School Corporation (NPCSC) buildings.  Savings per year is expected to be over $8,000.
The Town of Bainbridge is a recipient of an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award, administered by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Indiana Office of Energy Development.  The EECBG program was funded through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

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