ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that roadways across the state will benefit from higher-quality lighting thanks to a new multi-year partnership with local governments. The company, which owns and maintains approximately 400,000 roadway lights for local governments, is in the process of converting thousands of high-pressure sodium (HPS) roadway lights to new energy efficient LEDs. The LED lighting upgrade is available to cities and municipalities upon request.
"LED lighting offers long-term energy savings for our customers that offset the installation cost, as well as the additional value of overall higher light quality and longer life," said Randy Young, director of products and services for Georgia Power. "We're receiving very positive feedback from local governments, as well as residents and drivers, about the improved experience with the LED roadway lights."
The effects of the program are already visible throughout Georgia as the company has installed more than 50,000 LED roadway lights in Atlanta, Abbeville, Conyers, Savannah, Valdosta and elsewhere.
LED roadway lights offer multiple benefits over traditional HPS lights, including:
- Safety: LEDs provide a broad spectrum of white light, meaning human eyes can better see street signs, bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Quality: LED light is directed to stay more on roadways where needed, eliminates upward light and is spread more evenly without "hot spots" and dark areas.
- Efficiency: LEDs use less energy to produce the same amount of lumen output and deliver a significantly longer lifespan.
The LED roadway lighting project is being managed by Georgia Power Lighting Services, which specializes in commercial, industrial and residential outdoor lighting, including high-efficiency LEDs. For more information about the project, and other services from Georgia Power Lighting Services, visit http://outdoorlighting.georgiapower.com.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).
SOURCE Georgia Power