The State Energy Program has been allocated $5 million in federal stimulus funds to provide retrofits on traffic and pedestrian lights.
Old incandescent bulbs will be replaced with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which use much less electricity.
The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department manages
the State Energy Program funding and projects through its Energy Conservation
and Management Division. This project has been on the department’s radar for a
long time, said
The department will partner with the New Mexico Department of
Transportation to purchase and install commercially available LED traffic
signal lighting at designated sites statewide.
Additional traffic control devices, such as school crossing flashers and other warning flashers also will be retrofitted.