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LED Lighting Ready to Light Up the City of Birmingham

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                              April 11, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham streets will soon be brighter, making way for safer communities. District 8 Councilor Steven Hoyt will join Mayor William Bell at 7 tonight to unveil the new LED street lights. The first phase of installations will take place on Bessemer Super Highway, between Terrace O and Avenue S with additional installations planned for all Birmingham neighborhoods over the next two years.

“I have been an advocate for increasing lighting in the Five Points area and the surrounding neighborhoods for many years, and I’m excited to see this project come to fruition,” Councilor Hoyt said. “This project has been a collaborative effort between so many entities and I want to personally thank the Mayor, President Austin and my other colleagues on the City Council for choosing District 8 to pilot this new initiative.“

A key reason for upgrading to LED lighting is the potential it offers to reduce the City’s electricity bills by up to 50-70%, and increasing energy savings. In addition, the long lifetime of LED lights reduces the need to replace failed lamps and can lead to significant savings, particularly in the cost of sending out maintenance crews.

What: LED Lightning Installation in District 8

When: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Where: Bessemer Super Highway, between Terrace O and Avenue S

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369.