New LED street lights coming to South Bend

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A change is coming to street lights in South Bend, thanks to a partnership between Indiana Michigan Power and the City of South Bend.

I&M crews is upgrading streetlights for their L-E-D Streetlight Project.

They’re converting 8,000, with no cost to the city.

They say that the lights will improve safety on public streets in the city, with more direct light.

The lights can last up to 10 to 12 years.

The upgrades started earlier this month and is slated to finish in the fall.

I&M has installed more than 18,00 streetlights throughout the street.

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Charles U Farley July 6, 2022 at 8:51 am

“I&M has installed more than 18,00 streetlights throughout the street.”

That is one very well lit street, regardless of whether you mean 18 or 18,000… I really cannot tell.

Does anyone really believe that these will last 10-12 years though? Good lights might, but cheap lights won’t. It would be nice to have a little more information on those lights.

Adam July 6, 2022 at 2:59 pm

These new LED street lights have been installed in surrounding communities and give less light now. The new ones are flat and project the light down. The current S.B. street lights project the light down and out on the sides. You will notice the replacement ones will make the neighborhoods darker. Just what South Bend needs is less ambient light at night for more crime to take place.


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