Mobile getting LED traffic signals

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mobile officials say they'll use a $760,000
federal stimulus grant for energy savings to replace the city's
traffic signals with Light Emitting Diodes.

City traffic engineer Bill Metzger says the LED signals will last longer than the current incandescent lights and will use much less energy.

Metzger says the switch will save the city about $37,000 a year,
including time saved on replacing burned-out lights.

He says the city will retain its incandescent signals downtown
for the time being because they're new.

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