Grand Junction is the first in Colorado to make this switch. Maybe it'll save all of us some money.

Crews around the Valley are in the process of changing out old street light bulbs with energy saving LED's. City officials say that it will save the city around $20,000 a year.

Xcel energy is taking the lead on this project. A  spokesperson for the energy company told KKCO NEWS11:

“We’re saving carbon pounds reduced every year, we're saving money for the municipalities doing them, we're more dark sky compliant, and we do believe it's going to create a nicer atmosphere for these cities,"

David Hutchinson, who works for Batteries & Bulbs, says that another advantage to the LED's is that they don't create a lot of heat and that they never burn out so you never have to change them. It creates a cleaner environment.

Officials are hoping the replacements are all in by the end of January.

Sounds like a pretty solid and smart investment. In the long run, it'll probably save us tax payers a little something as well.










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