New York State has achieved its goal of replacing 500,000 streetlights with energy-efficient SMART LED fixtures throughout the state through the Smart Street Lighting NY program. The ongoing installation of nearly 4,000 streetlights throughout the Town of Ramapo, financed and implemented by the New York Power Authority, achieved New York’s goal of replacing 500,000 streetlights with LED technology nearly three years ahead of the program’s scheduled goal of the end of 2025. State and local officials joined together in Ramapo Tuesday to celebrate the program milestone with the replacement of the 500,000th streetlight in the state with an LED fixture.
“New York is making incredible progress towards our climate agenda every day, and the latest example is the completion of the Smart Street Lighting NY program nearly three years ahead of schedule,” Governor Hochul said. “This common-sense program saves municipalities money and curbs statewide electricity use, and I urge New York communities to continue to work with state partners to advance energy-efficient upgrades.”
Smart Street Lighting NY, and its goal to replace 500,000 streetlights with LED fixtures, was announced by then-Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul in 2018 and has been administered by the New York Power Authority. The New York State Public Service Commission has directly supported the program by facilitating the sale of streetlights from electric utilities to municipalities across the state.