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For Immediate Release


Buena Vista Township Lighting New Path To Cost Savings And Better Energy Efficiency

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Dec.8, 2016) - Atlantic City Electric (ACE) recently began work to convert nearly 700 existing street light fixtures to more energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in Buena Vista Township, N.J. Over the next month, ACE will convert all streetlight fixtures in Buena Vista Township to LED.

Buena Vista's Township Committee approved a bond in September to fund the project after determining that new LED streetlights will save residents money while reducing the township's carbon footprint. 

"We are pleased to offer a more energy efficient lighting option to our customers," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. "LED bulbs use less energy, reduce operating costs and are better for the environment compared to traditional streetlights."

"The LED project will not only save Buena Vista taxpayers money in the long run, it's an environmentally-friendly action in shrinking our carbon footprint," said Buena Vista Township mayor Chuck Chiarello. "Our streets will be brighter with less energy being used and on-going maintenance to our streetlights will be greatly reduced. Buena Vista Township is among the very first towns in Atlantic County to implement this type of program that should be a model for other communities to follow. The Township Committee was 100 percent behind this project and expedited it in record time allowing work to begin promptly," added Chiarello.

LED lighting benefits include:  

  • LED lighting reduces environmental impact. On average, LED's can reduce energy use by up to 65 percent depending on the type and size of the existing fixture.
  • LED bulbs require less maintenance. LED's have a life-span of approximately 20 years compared to about five years for a standard High Pressure Sodium bulb.

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