Crews from Rimmer Electric working to update downtown’s lighting to LED.

You’ll soon be able to see downtown in a whole new light. The Shreveport DDA won a $217,000 grant from the Public Service Commission as part of Energy Efficiency for Public Entities. With the money, we are paying for the retrofit of all lights in the public domain to convert to energy efficient LED lighting. It may surprise you to learn that there are nearly 800 ‘public’ lights downtown, everything from the single globe decorative ‘Streetscape’ poles to the arched arm intersection box lights.

Work started on the job this week and should be finished in the next few. Once completed, the LED lights will all have the same color and light intensity, and save both money and fossil fuels!