BANGOR (AP) — Hundreds of Bangor streetlights will be going high-tech now that city officials have given the go-ahead to replace them with energy-efficient light-emitting diodes.
The 319 LEDs will cost $523,000 upfront, but they will save an estimated $34,000 a year in electricity costs.
The Bangor Daily News say they will be paid for with a combination of federal stimulus funding and downtown tax increment financing dollars.
Besides cutting electricity costs, officials say the new lights last longer than traditional sodium vapor streetlights and provide better illumination.

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