Clearwater, Fla. — The City of Clearwater is the first city in Pinellas County to replace its streetlights with energy saving LED, or light-emitting diode fixtures. The City of Clearwater and Duke Energy will host a ribbon-cutting event Friday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. to kickoff the beginning of the conversion. The event will be west of Clearwater City Hall, 112 S. Osceola Ave., along the waterfront and near the pedestrian helix of the Memorial Causeway Bridge. The public is invited to attend.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting, Duke Energy crews will begin replacing all of the city’s 11,290 existing streetlights with LED fixtures that produce the same amount of light with less energy. When this project is complete in about 15 months, the city’s entire street lighting network will be converted to smarter technology.
The project will officially begin in the Countryside area, and crews will work south and west until the project is complete.
There will be very minimal impact to residents throughout this conversion process, as all work will be done in roadways. Residents will see uniformed Duke Energy contractors wearing reflective vests and badges that identify themselves as working with Duke Energy.
For more information, contact the City of Clearwater’s Engineering Department at (727) 562-4750.