The city also bought two 6-foot-tall lighted wreaths that are in place at Festival Market Place, where the outdoor ice skating rink is located through Jan. 6.
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.