Many people use LED rope lights, string lights and bulbs to provide illumination throughout their homes in a more efficient manner. Now, public officials are looking to these same fixtures to light up city streets and make sidewalks a safer place once the sun goes down.
The Geoken Group is one organization that recently announced that it will be working to brighten up the streets of Joliet, Illinois with LED lights to improve sustainability, according to The Herald-News. Company president Sandra Goeken told the news source that the company will donate $10,000 worth of street lights to save the community more money.
The business has already installed LED street lights in cities in the area, including Chicago. The donation will also be a way for the Goeken Group to pilot their new fixtures and determine their long term efficiency.
LED rope lights, string lights and bulbs are becoming more popular for a number of reasons. In addition to saving individuals money on their monthly utility costs, these fixtures are also dropping in price as more manufacturers develop them to meet the growing demand.