Residents and visitors to Lake George Village will soon notice a brighter, more color-rendering look to the popular resort community.
Lake George Village Board of Trustees have agreed to contract with National Grid to convert all their street lights and buildings to more energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) technology.
All 285 street lights in the village will be converted this fall or sooner including Route 9 (Canada Street). Lighting levels will remain the same or higher in some areas. Under the National Grid incentive program there is a one-time charge of $547.13.
The Village is also converting to LED technology in the Village Hall, fire house and DPW garage. The total cost for conversion will be $21,201 for all three buildings.
The annual savings is estimated to be approximately 27% in the building resulting in a payback of three years at the Village Hall and DPW and 6 years at the firehouse.
It is expected that the streetlight and building conversion when totally completed will save Village taxpayers approximately $20,500 per year in lighting costs.
The Village has also completed the installation of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station in the James Street public parking lot.