The majority of streetlights currently used in Needham are High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights. High Pressure sodium lights are most commonly used for street lighting, bulbs cast an amber orange glow and are not as energy efficient as LED's.
As we are preparing for a large-scale LED conversion, only critical areas such as intersections, bends, pedestrian crossings and end of cul-de-sacs are being made a high priority. Repairs for cycling lights will be postponed until the conversion begins. For additional information about outages, please visit this sub-page
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) is a light source which emits lights in a focused direction. LED's use light and energy in a more efficient manner and their useful life is significantly longer than HPS lights.
LED fixtures in Needham will produce a warm white or almost yellow color.
Residents should expect minimal interruptions. Crews will be wearing high-visibility clothing marked with the Dagle Electric logo.
- Reduced energy consumption resulting in energy savings and reduced Greenhouse
- Reduced maintenance costs
The existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights will be recycled in accordance with all federal and state environmental guidelines.
Please click here to see the anticipated timeline. Click on the weekly status update page to see the progress of this project.
This conversion project is for existing cobra-head street lights. The Town will review new street light requests at the completion of this project.