LED Streetlight Conversion

In an effort to save on climbing energy costs, the Town of Salem has committed to converting all existing high-pressure sodium and mercury vapor lights to LED. LED lights are energy efficient and use considerably less power than incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs also tend to last longer and money is saved on reduced maintenance, energy, and replacement costs.

Phase I

Liberty Utilities, the Town’s electrical provider, has started the first phase by converting approximately 150 streetlights beginning at the Methuen/Salem town line and then north along Route 28, which included Mall Road, Rockingham Park Boulevard, and South Broadway. Phase I is expected to yield an annual cost savings of over $48,000 for the Town.

Phase 1 Streetlight LED Conversion Map

Phase II

Staff in the Community Development Department continue to work with Liberty Utilities to plan Phase II of the project, which is anticipated to start in the spring of 2019. The second phase will include approximately 441 bulbs with an estimated annual savings of $24,000 for the Town. It is expected that the LED conversion project in its entirety will take between 4 to 5 years to complete.

Phase 2 Streetlight LED Conversion Map

Future Updates & Phases

Stay tuned for more updates and phases.