DETROIT — DETROIT — The city's Public Lighting Authority has started installing LED street lights in an east side Detroit neighborhood.
The first of the lights was put in place Wednesday at Greiner and Hamburg streets.
Mayor Mike Duggan says the work "marks a milestone in providing modern, reliable public lighting for the citizens of Detroit."
Fewer than half of the city's 88,000 streetlights are believed to work. About 50,000 lights will be installed across Detroit over the next two years.
The authority says LED lights are 150 watts -- more than twice as bright as the standard 70 watt high pressure sodium lights.
In September, crews began a block-by-block review of streetlights in two demonstration areas. Lights are expected to be installed in those neighborhoods by the end of May.