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10,000 new LED streetlights installed in Detroit

The 10,000th new LED street light has been installed in Detroit as part of a project to illuminate the city.

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Public Lighting Authority Executive Director Odis Jones says the city is more than 1,000 lights ahead of its original installation schedule. More than 800 lights were installed last week - above the target number of more

Public Lighting Authority achieves major milestones

DETROIT – The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit (PLA) achieved two major milestones Tuesday in its mission to relight Detroit:

  • it has installed its 10,000th new LED street light and
  • it has closed on the $185 million bond issue that will finance the relighting of more

Detroit Streetlight overhaul ahead of schedule with 10,000 installations complete

DETROIT, MI -- The Public Lighting Authority has installed 10,000 streetlights since replacing its first bulbs in February.

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The authority, established last year to address a dysfunctional lighting system that for years left much of the city in the dark, plans to more