Guam – Brighter and less costly street lighting fixtures now shine down on San Vitores Road.
Johnson Controls installed the 520 energy efficient lights over the past 5 weeks along the Tumon tourist strip, from the Hilton to the Nikko Hotel.
They are induction lights that burn a gas that emits a brighter, less costly light. They were paid for with ARRA grant funds at a cost of about $400-thousand dollars.
GPA General Manager Kin Flores says the cost of powering street lighting for that stretch of roadway will now be cut by more than half.
Flores says that the second phase of the on-going energy-saving street lighting project is to install new lighting in about 14-hundred street lights along Marine Drive and Route 4 and Route 10.
GPA is currently evaluating the bids for that project. And a contract for that job must be awarded before next April when the ARRA funding expires.