Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 528 Residents and shoppers in the City of Greer’s downtown district, commonly known as Greer Station, are seeing streetscapes and businesses more clearly thanks to the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights in place of high-pressure sodium (HPS) fix- tures from the intersection of N. Main Street and Wade Hampton Blvd. to Greer Station. The joint lighting partnership between Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) and the City of Greer is part of the 2015 Greer Community Master Plan that calls for ways to protect the environment, grow the local economy and promote Greer Station. The Greer Gateway Lighting Project replaced 128 HPS streetlights with aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly LED fixtures. “The difference is very noticeable. It’s exactly the type of cost-effective and energy-efficient upgrade called for in the Greer Community Master Plan,” Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers said. “City residents and visitors will be excited to know that this is simply the first step of beautification and infrastructure im- provements in Greer Station. The City of Greer purchased the fixtures, which emit clear light versus the yellow light from HPS fix- tures, and will save nearly $5,000 per year in operat- ing costs. Greer CPW installed all of the new fixtures. The two entities plan to partner again in 2017 to replace HPS fixtures on Highway 29 (Wade Hampton Blvd.) in the city to accomplish another goal of the community master plan. “This is a great project for Greer.Among the many advantages of the LED lamp technology are that they have extremely long lives, they don’t have filaments that can burn out quickly and they don’t contain toxic chemicals like mercury, unlike traditional high-pres- sure sodium lamps or mercury-vapor lamps. So far, I have received nothing but positive feedback and am very pleased with the quality of the lighting project,” said Perry Williams, Greer Commission Chairman. According to Energy Star, LED lights can be more efficient, durable, versatile and longer lasting than nor- mal bulbs. They also provide a great way to save mon- ey in businesses and homes when used for a number of years. “Changing to efficient lighting is a simple way to make a major difference for both the environment and operational costs,” Mayor Rick Danner said. “The city received a $48,000 federal grant in 2010 that made possible a lighting retrofit at the City Operations Cen- ter which houses our Parks and Recreation Department and Public Services Department. Lighting in the ware- house and office areas was retrofitted or replaced with energy efficient fixtures and bulbs, including occupan- cy sensors that regulate lighting based on need.” The city and CPW will upgrade fixtures on Wade Hampton Blvd. in 2017. Residents will also notice in- frastructure work downtown as CPW begins replacing old pipes and gas lines in 2017. The city will follow that work in 2018 by paving the roads, replacing gutters and replacing and repairing sidewalks. LED lighting project provides a ‘white light’ view of downtown “This is simply the first step of beautification and infrastructure improvements in Greer Station in keeping with the community master plan.” – Ed Driggers New LED Lights Old HPS Light