Thousands of Detroit\'s new streetlights dimming, burning out

by:DGT Lighting     2020-03-05
In a photo on Thursday, May 2, 2019, on the Gratiot Street on Detroit\'s East Side Road, vehicles pass under bright street lights, with dim street lights on both sides.The city\'s public lighting authority said a manufacturer should be responsible for the premature failure of about 1 LED street lamp per 3 installed when the city began its municipal bankruptcy.Clarence tarb, Jr./Detroit News (AP) in a photo on Thursday, May 2, 2019, the vehicle passed under a bright street light on Gratiot Street, a host outside Detroit.The city\'s public lighting authority said a manufacturer should be responsible for the premature failure of about 1 LED street lamp per 3 installed when the city began its municipal bankruptcy.Clarence tarb, Jr.DETROIT (AP)-Detroit NewsAccording to city officials, thousands of new LED street lights in Detroit have darkened and extinguished too early in some cities, and more may fail.According to The Detroit News, on February, a letter from the law firm of the public lighting authority said that last fall, units manufactured by Leotek Electronics in the United States were found to be faulty, and these units were \"burnt,The last of Detroit\'s 65,000 new LED street lights was installed in 2016 as part of a $0.185 billion project hailed as the success of the city\'s transformation efforts.Leotek made one.The third of Detroit\'s new lights is expected to last at least ten years.San Jose, California-The US-based company acknowledged in a letter dated December to the lighting authority that there was a problem.It apologized and promised to work with the city to correct those mistakes.Leotek did not immediately reply to The Associated Press for comment.The lighting authority filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday, saying more than 20,000 LED lights were \"darken and extinguished prematurely \".Mayor Mike Dugan told the newspaper that the repair could cost the city as much as $9 million, but that the repair will take place as manufacturers seek compensation.\"We found a problem, we faced it, we solved it, and that\'s what we\'re doing,\" Duggan said .\".\"We are doing our best to replace and sue them for $8 (million) to $9 million, which will cost us.\"The work to replace the faulty or faulty light may begin next month and be completed by November.\"We will move quickly,\" Duggan said .\".\"We will replace them all by the end of the year.In many cases, we replace them before they become dark.
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