Process of converting to LED high efficiency lights for New Britain city buildings has begun

Published on Monday, 6 December 2021 15:51
Written by Jeniece Roman


NEW BRITAIN – The city of New Britain has begun to convert all the lights in city buildings to LED high efficiency light as part of the city’s SMART City plan.

Mayor Erin Stewart announced the Facilities Department has begun the process of replacing “inefficient lighting in several city-owned buildings.” The SMART City Committee stated more than 1,200 LED light fixtures are slated to be installed throughout city buildings.

“My administration continues to be focused on making our city’s government as efficient as possible,” Stewart said. “Operating as a SMART City allows us to significantly reduce energy costs within our buildings, which in turn provides a significant savings to the taxpayers.”

The committee was formed in an effort for the city to utilize new technologies to reduce its carbon footprint while considering energy saving efforts and make more efficient use of existing resources. Other projects include a large solar array at the Shuttle Meadow Water Treatment Plan, electric vehicle charging stations, a fuel cell at New Britain High School, downtown parking meter upgrades, and free downtown wireless internet.

The installation of the high-efficiency LED lighting fixtures, which is meant to save electricity and reduce energy costs, is part of the city’s participation in the Midstream Program through Eversource. The city departments taking part in the program includes the Facilities, Public Works and Parks & Recreation.

The installation of LED light fixtures will be in the Badolato Parking Garage, New Britain Stadium, Walnut Hill Park Facilities, Darius Miller Band Shell, Willow Brook Pool, A.W. Stanley Little League Facilities, Stanley Quarter Park Facilities, Linden & Oak Street Police Substations, New Britain Transfer Station, New Britain Dog Pound, City Yard Buildings and Fairview Cemetery.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Monday, 6 December 2021 15:51. Updated: Monday, 6 December 2021 15:54.