TOLEDO (WTOL) - Toledo City Council members want residents to know they see the light but at what cost.
Under consideration: Improving safety by improving lighting on all city streets. LED lights would be installed across the city with guidance from Toledo Edison.
Three pilot programs over the last two years have been successful.
“The residents, businesses are highly excited about it. Thinks it brings a significant degree of safety to the area,” according to Councilman Tyrone Riley, chairman of the council utilities committee, which met Thursday afternoon to discuss how to brighten up the city.
LED lights would be more energy efficient and save taxpayer dollars. A study will determine cost of the light changeover.
“Do we want the poles when you dim the lights at different rates during the different times of the day? Or we talking about owning the poles, lease the poles?” added Riley.
A final cost and a final decision both expected to come next year once a study is complete.
Toledo Edison issued a statement on all this.
The utility said it will work with the city of Toledo on any new LED street lighting initiative.