New York Governor Andrew Como announced on May 23, it's planned that all the highway in New York will adopt the LED lighting and expect to reduce the highway power fare by 20%. LED lighting will better the highway lighting condition and increase the highway safety ratio.
Currently the New York Highway lighting system is charged 2 million dollars for the power fare every year. After the lighting upgrade, the power fare will be decreased by 20%. The installation cost will be counterbalanced with the power fare charged in 2 years.
· New York also plans to upgrade the lighting to LED for the squares, toll stations and parks around the highway, and to launch the solar and wind energy power generating projects in almost 300 places to provide the power for highway.