New Christmas lights brighten Edmond
Edmond city officials spent nearly $43,000 to replace Christmas lights and have the decorations installed. The city's old Christmas lights were damaged last year by the contractor, city officials said.
LED lights are expected to last eight to 10 years longer than other lights. LED lights are estimated to save between 50 and 60 percent on electrical use, Cullum said.
“Incandescent lights pull lots of watts,” Cullum said. “The LED pulls almost nothing. The savings over the long haul will be good. Long-term, the LED lights will be used a lot longer without replacement.”
A local contractor, Kirk Nall, of Expert Services of Oklahoma City, was hired to install the new lights. City officials were familiar with Nall, who lives in Edmond and installed the Christmas lights about eight times in the past.
“We made sure who did it and did it right,” Cullum said.
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