DALEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — In the coming months, the gateway city to Ft. Rucker will be a little brighter at night.
Under an agreement with Alabama Power, the utility company will soon upgrade Daleville’s fluorescent street lights to LED bulbs.
In addition to putting out more light, Mayor Jayme Stayton says the city will save more than $135 monthly in utility costs.
“With these LED’s, it lights up ten times the lighting in the area,” Stayton said. “That’s going to be good against crime and good for the citizens to see when they’re walking. People like to walk their dogs on the sidewalks. And the cost is going to be less with the LED’s than the regular lighting.”
“A well lit up place, they don’t want to be seen, so I think Alabama Power changing the lighting system to LED’s as everybody knows lights up better than the older stuff, so I think it will make a big difference,” Daleville Chief of the Public Safety Department, Chief Allen Medley said.
As part of the agreement, Alabama Power provides all maintenance, parts, and labor and the maintenance cost is included.