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NorthWestern energy installing energy efficient LED lights in Missoula

Posted at 7:19 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 12:15:54-04

MISSOULA — Northwestern Energy is replacing old street lights with new energy-efficient LED lights to help save money and reduce light pollution.

A total of 1,800 street lights across Missoula will receive the new lights which produce a softer color temperature.

The “soft white” is safer for drivers bicyclists and pedestrians, according to the utility.

The LED bulbs are expected to save the city approximately $79,000 in energy costs each year.

NorthWestern is planning on retrofitting a total of 43,000 street lights across Montana with the energy-efficient LED lights.