Friday, June 2, 2023
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Streetlights: Kauai First to Complete LED Conversion
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 5345 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

Kaua‘i streetlights retrofit completed

News Release from County of Kaua’i, February 7, 2017

LĪHU'E – All of Kaua‘i’s streetlights have been converted from high pressure sodium lights to energy-saving LED lights as a result of a joint project between the County of Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC).

The project, which was completed last month, involved the retrofit of the county’s 2,900 streetlights and the state’s 582 streetlights. The change is expected to save the county approximately $400,000 annually.

The new lights also have a much longer lifespan and require less maintenance.

In addition, when a light goes out, the system issues a report, which will speed up the replacement process.

Other benefits to having LED streetlights include the ability to control the brightness level and adjust the timing seasonally.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. credited Senate President Ron Kouchi for urging the county to consider converting its streetlights to adaptive controlled LED technology.

“Senator Kouchi’s encouragement and support was instrumental in moving this project along,” said the Mayor.

The project is one of several that have resulted from a memorandum of agreement (MOU) that was signed in 2013 by the Mayor and KIUC’s President and Chief Executive Officer David Bissell. The MOU confirms their commitment to collaborate on sustainable projects that benefit the people of Kaua‘i and Niihau.

“We are pleased to collaborate with KIUC on this important project,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. “It’s part of our commitment to work closely with our local utility to reduce Kaua‘i’s dependence on fossil fuels and lower the cost of energy for our residents. We look forward to our continuing partnership.”

“Collaborating with the County on projects that benefit Kauai is a high priority for us here at KIUC,” stated David Bissell, KIUC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to more opportunities in the future.”

Kaua‘i County is the first in the state to switch out its streetlights.



TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii