The City of Taylorville is getting LED street lights. According to Ameren’s Communications Executive Brian Bretsch, the city of Taylorville is set to get the new lights free of charge starting on August 24th. Depending on weather, it should be complete by the end of the week. Bretsch says Ameren is going to be replacing 100 streetlights with LED’s that used to be sodium vapor. The process started in July of 2017.
Bretsch says this will save the city money but there are many benefits to switching to LED’s.
Bretsch also says that the LED street lights make things easier on the eyes to see.
By the end of the year Ameren is hoping to have replaced 50,000 streetlights throughout central and southern Illinois.