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Hey, Wheaton: Pick your fave streetlights

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  • Wheaton residents are being asked to vote online for their favorite style of new LED streetlights before Sept. 15. Sample streetlamps are on display on Briarcliffe Boulevard.

      Wheaton residents are being asked to vote online for their favorite style of new LED streetlights before Sept. 15. Sample streetlamps are on display on Briarcliffe Boulevard.
    Courtesy of the city of Wheaton

  • Wheaton residents are being asked to vote online for their favorite style of new LED streetlights before Sept. 15. Sample streetlamps are on display on Briarcliffe Boulevard.

      Wheaton residents are being asked to vote online for their favorite style of new LED streetlights before Sept. 15. Sample streetlamps are on display on Briarcliffe Boulevard.
    Courtesy of the city of Wheaton

 
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Wheaton residents are being asked to vote for which style of new LED lights they would like to see lining the city's streets.

City crews have installed 10 sample streetlights along Briarcliffe Boulevard, between Brentwood Lane and Butterfield Road, for residents to look at, according to a news release.

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Each light pole is marked with a sign lettered "A" through "J" that allows residents to identify which light they like best. They are being asked to enter that letter, and answer a few questions, in an online survey available at www.wheaton.il.us/LED.

Paper copies of the survey -- which lasts through Sept. 15 -- are also available on the first floor of city hall, 303 W. Wesley St.

The city is replacing its high-pressure sodium streetlights -- including some that are more than 40 years old -- with energy-efficient LED fixtures that use about half as much energy and have bulbs that last twice as long as the current lights, according to officials.

Light replacements will begin in areas where the lights no longer conform to city stands, or for which replacement parts are no longer manufactured.

Those areas include the Streams and Briarcliff subdivisions and the Briarcliffe Knolls townhouse community. The pilot program may expand to additional areas of the city in the future.

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