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Published August 04, 2011, 07:57 PM

Crookston Becomes More Energy Efficient

New LED light fixtures are being installed along Highway 2.

The city of Crookston is becoming more energy efficient.

New LED street lights are being installed along Highway 2 on the east and west sides of town.

The city received about $100,000 in federal stimulus money, which will replace about 165 light fixtures.

"We're looking at an energy savings somewhere in the neighborhood of 25%. Also we're calculating a pretty good cost savings maintenance wise," Crookston Publie Works Director Pat Kelly said.

The new LED lights last about 70,000 hours. And the old light fixtures need to be changed every few years. Installation of the new lights will take about 16 days.

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