LED lights bring down trestle art utility bill

We are proud to say that the LED lights installed in early February have already had positive impact on the monthly energy use of the Cooper-Young landmark.

Our bill for March 2013 was significantly lower than previous bills, decreasing by more than $20 from February 2013, and by more than $30 from March 2012. To truly realize the difference these energy efficient bulbs are making, let’s take a look at last year’s figures.

Last year, we used 475 kWh in the billing cycle for March. The average cost per kWh was $0.1368, for a total bill of $64.97.

This year we used only 142 kWh in the billing cycle for March. Even though the average cost per kWh was higher than the year previous year ($0.2189) our bill was significantly lower at only $31.08.

Thank you to all of our generous donors who have helped with this project and a very special thank you to Daniel Atlas for having the initiative to look into this complex topic and develop a feasible implementation plan with the help of our neighbors, Schwartz Electric. It just goes to show you how one resident can make a difference.

By Kristan Huntley/Cooper-Young Community Association. The Cooper-Young Community Association maintains the Cooper Street trestle art.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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