Better lights

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Uwe Schmidt puts in a new LED light into a streetlamp on Gettysburg Road, here, March 6.

As part of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's push toward smart energy use and conservation, the Directorate of Public Works is installing LED lights in all 230 streetlamps on the Grafenwoehr side of the garrison. The new, energy-saving lights will help reduce the garrison's electricity consumption.

"We will save about 70,000 kilowatts of electricity a year," explained Werner Stein, electrical engineer for DPW.

Those kilowatts translate into an annual savings of $18,000.

The project is scheduled to last through April 30. After DPW completes the lights on the Grafenwoehr side, said Stein, the garrison hopes to continue the project in Rose Barracks.

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