The village of Oxford will replace 83 existing streetlamps in its downtown area with LED fixtures from Oxford-based Relume Technologies, the company announced Wednesday.

The Oxford Downtown Development Authority and its village government received a Michigan Economic Development Corp. Downtown Urban Revitalization Grant to fund part of the project, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.

Said Relume CEO Michael McClear: “The LED streetlight project supports Oxford’s long-term environmental and sustainability plans, expecting to save $8,000 per year in energy and maintenance costs, as well as cut greenhouse emissions by 1.3 million pounds of CO2 over the life of the project.”

Relume’s LED outdoor lights use 40 percent of the electricity of conventional streetlights and last up to six times longer. The substantial savings in reduced energy and maintenance costs results in an average payback on investment of less than four years. In addition, the bright white LEDs provide a clear, crisp daylight look for enhanced visibility and safety.

Said Oxford DDA executive director Madonna Van Fossen: “The radio control LED lighting will be more efficient and the energy savings substantial at a time when saving funds is a top priority. The new, natural warm-color lighting will enhance the attractiveness of downtown and accent Oxford’s historic charm.”

In addition to the Oxford DDA district, Relume has implemented LED conversion projects in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Pontiac in Michigan, as well as additional cities across North America, such as Toronto, Arlington, Va. and Canton, Ohio.

Relume products are used in municipal lighting, commercial signage, outdoor advertising, transportation, and US military applications. Relume is a founding member of the Michigan Solid State Lighting Association, and supports the organization’s mission of ensuring that Michigan is a global leader in solid-state lighting, research and development, and manufacturing.

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