Salina Proceeding With Light Project
KSAL Staff - Mon 06:13 PM 04/09/2012
Salina City Commissioners are proceeding with exploring the possibility of replacing the lights in downtown Salina. The current lights are outdated, and in need of repair.
Commissioners Monday voted to enter into an Investment Grade Audit contract with Johnson Controls for $28,000. If the City elects to proceed with the project after the IGA is complete, the $28,000 cost of the audit will be absorbed by Johnson Controls.
Johnson Controls is trying to broker an arrangement in a three-way partnership between the City of Salina, themselves, and Phillips Lighting to lower the project costs to replace the Downtown lanterns and upgrade the City parking lot
Philips lighting would provide new, energy efficient LED lamp posts in the downtown area. The entire lighting assembly would be manufactured by Philips. The company is also including a 10 year warranty.
The LED lights have a life-span of 23 years, and are much more energy efficient than the current lights.
The entire project would cost about $1.2 million.
Officials believe that the project would eventually pay for itself, in energy savings. It is estimated the city would save $35,013 in electrical cost in the first year, and average $57,016 per year over 23 years at 4.0% inflation.