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New streetlights tested on Wade Hampton from Pine to Morrow

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

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Four new LED lights have been installed with the older lights from Pine Street to Morrow Street on Wade Hampton. 
 
 

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Four new LED lights have been installed with the older lights from Pine Street to Morrow Street on Wade Hampton. 

 

 



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The new 9-round bulb lights (bottom) give off more of a white light and provide more illumination at a greater distance.
 

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The new 9-round bulb lights (bottom) give off more of a white light and provide more illumination at a greater distance.

 



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The single LED light shows an aesthetically better appearance.
 
 

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The single LED light shows an aesthetically better appearance.

 

 

New streetlights are being tested on Wade Hampton Boulevard between Pine Street and Morrow Street.

Greer Commission of Public Works reported Monday at it is monthly public meeting it has posted eight LED lights, 4 on each side of Wade Hampton Blvd., for city officials and the public to view. The lights, with nine bulbs each, deliver a wider area of illumination and represent a more aesthetic view, said Tony Farr, Manager of Electrical Operations, for CPW.

“The white lights have more distance and does a better job with each pattern,” Farr said.

The test is part of the City of Greer’s committing $1 million, over a 3-year period, to the development of a street lighting program for Wade Hampton Blvd., from Gap Creek Road to the Target Shopping Center. “The street lighting system, city-to-city boundary, will give Greer a true gateway,” Driggers told council when proposing the plan.

The Partnership For Tomorrow has invited community members to participate in a survey that will encompass a new Community Master Plan, which includes the traffic corridors.

Wade Hampton Blvd., Highway 29, has not had a lighting plan and has not been laid out for consistent lighting, officials have said.

“The idea is when you roll into Greer you know you are in Greer from Gap Creek Road to Target,” Farr said.

Farr said he chose the test site because of its six traffic lanes, three on each side plus a turning lane, separated by crepe myrtle trees. “Some places have two lanes and others have three. Wade Hampton is not created equal from one end to the other,” Farr said.

City officials previously mentioned underground cables for the new lighting system. That will add to the budget cost. No poles will be removed but some may have to be added for equal lighting.

LED lighting is being tested but is not necessarily a commitment. “You have to see it (LED) to be able to decide if it’s what you want,” Farr said. “It can do more and LED typically uses less wattage.”

City Council will approve or amend the corridor lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

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