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City Of Tulsa Begins LED Conversion In Downtown

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New pedestrian signals will feature a "count down" to how much time remains for pedestrians to cross the street. New pedestrian signals will feature a "count down" to how much time remains for pedestrians to cross the street.

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TULSA, Oklahoma – The City of Tulsa has started converting traffic signals and pedestrian signals from incandescent lamps to LED in downtown Tulsa, city officials said Tuesday.

More than one thousand signals will be changed to LED over the next few months. City officials said the new traffic signals will use less energy and require less maintenance, and the new pedestrian signals will "count down seconds while the Don't Walk symbol flashes."

"Projects like this move us forward toward greater conservation," Mayor Dewey Bartlett said. "For these downtown signals, we will realize an estimated annual savings of $44,500 and 688,000 kilowatt hours."

The project, which is being funded by a $740,000 grant, is expected to be finished in March.

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