Stouch Lighting announces Swarthmore Borough will retrofit street lights with LEDs

Dec. 12, 2011
Date Announced: 12 Dec 2011 Municipality Will Be Upgrading Street Lights with LED Lighting Swarthmore, PA – Stouch Lighting announced today that Swarthmore Borough, Delaware County, Pa, will be retrofitting a portion of their street lights to LED light fixtures. Swarthmore will be installing the LED lights to reduce energy consumption as part of their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Borough by 20% by the year 2020. The lower energy usage will also result in significant cost savings for the Borough. “We are very enthusiastic to get these new and improved lights into town,” Borough Manager Jane Billings said. “The LED lights will help to reduce costs and energy expenditures as we move towards our goal of greenhouse gas reduction in Swarthmore.”Swarthmore was able to fund this project after receiving a grant from Delaware County, utilizing funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block grant. (EECBG) This was awarded to the county through the American Recovery Reinvestment Act. (ARRA) Upon project completion, Swarthmore will see a 65% reduction in energy usage, reduced maintenance cost and an environmentally friendly light source.“We are privileged to be involved with Swarthmore’s decision to use energy efficient lighting in their township," said Stouch Lighting’s Director of Operations Supply & Service Chain, Justin Stouch. “The installation of our LED Lighting fixtures demonstrates that LED lighting is an environmentally beneficial lighting option that also improves the quality of light which increases security and reduces maintenance costs, and generates considerable energy savings.”About Stouch Lighting: Headquartered in Aston, PA, Stouch Lighting is a LED lighting distributor with over 20 years of extensive knowledge in the lighting industry. We distribute a vast selection of LED lighting products from various manufacturers. Stouch Lighting is also the exclusive distributor of OptaLume, an innovative technology of highly reflective plastic substrate. Stouch Lighting provides a “Best Solution” approach, for your specific environment. We assess, educate, and evaluate each application and then recommend the best LED products for your environment. We provide you with cost of ownership models, Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, LED to HID energy comparison matrix and cost verification to reduce your operating costs and maximize your energy savings. For more information visit our website at or follow us on twitter @StouchLighting.

Caley Tate Communications Editor Stouch Lighting

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