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Durango, region find LEDs to be a bright idea

Switching from incandescents expected to save $180K per year
Here’s an example of improved illumination provided by LED lights as seen on Main Avenue in Durango. The lower part of the photo is illuminated by new LED lights, and the upper part by old incandescent lights.
Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file

Karma Bhotia, left, owner of the Himalayan Kitchen on Main Avenue, is all smiles as Ray Pierotti with La Plata County Electric Association tells him how much money he will save by replacing incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient LED light bulbs during a consultation in May 2012 at the restaurant. Pierotti estimates replacing 2,500 incandescent light bulbs in the region will save Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs municipal governments about $180,000 a year.

Durango, region find LEDs to be a bright idea

Here’s an example of improved illumination provided by LED lights as seen on Main Avenue in Durango. The lower part of the photo is illuminated by new LED lights, and the upper part by old incandescent lights.
Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file

Karma Bhotia, left, owner of the Himalayan Kitchen on Main Avenue, is all smiles as Ray Pierotti with La Plata County Electric Association tells him how much money he will save by replacing incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient LED light bulbs during a consultation in May 2012 at the restaurant. Pierotti estimates replacing 2,500 incandescent light bulbs in the region will save Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs municipal governments about $180,000 a year.

Durango, region find LEDs to be a bright idea

LED lights cast a white hue on north Main Avenue in Durango, while traditional lights cast a dark yellow glow. The city and La Plata Electric Association are replacing lights around town with LED lights this year.

Durango, region find LEDs to be a bright idea

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