New city lights may cost less down the road.
Crews installed LED bulbs in street lights in three areas of Toledo that are serving as pilot sites for the eventual upgrade of all 28-thousand city light owned by Toledo Edison.
The LED lamps will cost more than 9.6 million dollars to completely outfit the entire city.
In 2016 Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority offered to finance switching all city street lights to LED and allow the city to pay back the cost with savings from cutting energy consumption.
That prospect was put on hold when Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz took office, but port authority’s president and CEO, Paul Toth, said the offer still stands.