LED light switch to save town 80% in electric bills

Nov 24, 2020

MATTAPOISETT — Behold, the power of Light Emitting Diode lighting. 

At a Nov. 24 Selectmen’s meeting, Town Administrator Michael Lorenco gave a quick update on the process of switching out the light fixtures at different public facilities and on streets to LED lighting.

Town Hall just had its light replaced with the energy efficient lighting system this past week, and the Fire Station is up next.

Lorenco estimated it would save the town 80% on its electric bill, or around $8,000 per month. Because of state grant funding, the only cost the town paid for the lights was the shipping. Lorenco said that came out to under $1,000.

Eventually, the town will be paying anywhere from $35,000 to $40,000 for its electric bill, as opposed to its current bill of nearly $120,000.

“It will be a significant saving for the tax base,” Lorenco said.