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11/16/2012

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Sarasota News Leader November 16, 2012 are acrylic plastic. The standard globes cost about $90; the prismatics run about $350. A fifth light is located between the end of the cul-de-sac and Ringling Boulevard, outside the southwest door to the Church of the Redeem- er on South Palm Avenue. It features a clear acrylic globe with an LED bulb from Beacon. It was obvious this was the design least fa- vored by the district members. The sixth and final light was on the north side of Ringling Boulevard adjacent to the Gulfstream cul-de-sac. It features a Sun Valley LED with a clear globe. Page 51 While much more expensive, the prismatic globe seemed the model most favored by the district members. Although LED lights are 10 to 20 times more expensive than metal halide or halogen bulbs, they last at least 10 times longer and consume a small fraction of the energy. In the first segment of its Main Street reha- bilitation from Gulfstream to Five Points, the DID plans to replace 19 streetlights, and it is budgeting about $800 per pole. % Matt Gregg (back to camera) explains some of the differences among the lights and globes on the Downtown Improvement District's field trip to look at different designs for street lighting. Photo by Stan Zimmerman

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