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Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:01 am, Tue Apr 3, 2012.

Galt has retrofitted 184 traditional streetlights with energy-efficient light-emitting diode fixtures and has plans to replace 376 more.

Trading out the old high pressure sodium lights with LED lights will not only save money, but make the streets safer as the new bulbs provide a larger field of light, according to officials.

Neighborhoods now aglow in LEDs with their brighter shade of white are those along Industrial Drive, Lincoln Way, Victorian Park Drive, Ranch Road, F Street, New Hope Road, West A Street, Sparrow Drive and Emerald Oak Drive.

"This was a great project for the city," City Manager Jason Behrmann said, adding that the city didn't pay for any of it.

Instead, the city used a combination of federal stimulus funds and Sacramento Municipal Utility District rebates for the project.

Administered by the California Energy Commission, block grants from the United States Department of Energy are meant to assist small cities and counties in attaining their energy efficiency goals, according to a press release.

"The project will result in significant cost savings to the city due to the increased efficiency and longer life of the bulbs," Behrmann said.

With the lighting upgrade, the city expects to save 101,266 kilowatt-hours, or $12,152, yearly in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 tons annually.

Contact reporter Jennifer Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com.

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