A welcoming neighborhood includes a well-lit street that improves pedestrian and vehicle visibility and a sense of personal security. When streets are properly lit, especially at street crossings, it can encourage a walkable neighborhood, improve security, and minimize crime or vandalism. Over the past several years Florida Power and Light has been actively replacing diode fixtures to light emitting diode LED lighting to improve visibility and reduce energy costs, now the City is doing the same with the more than 2,000 City-owned fixtures.
The City’s vendor, NORESCO conducted an audit of fixtures across the City, to determine number of fixtures and their existing conditions, ownership, and fixture type filter. The audit determined that 2,748 fixtures are City-owned and are in need to updating to LED. This work is underway, and while in most cases the pole itself will not change, the fixture will change to accommodate new LED bulbs. Residents will also notice brighter, whiter light directed toward the street, instead of the older amber lighting. To learn more about the replacement program, and to see an interactive street-by-street map of street light fixtures set to be replaced, visit the City’s website at HollywoodFL.org/streetlights.
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