Prairie Village participating in LED streetlight pilot program

Don’t be surprised if you feel like things look a little brighter when driving down 79th Street at night.

As part of a KCP&L test program with trials in Prairie Village, Gladstone, Liberty, St. Joseph and Blue Springs, the utility has replace 44 high pressure sodium street lights throughout the metro area with more efficient LED fixtures.

The twelve fixtures installed in Prairie Village are at 79th and Canterbury, 79th and Juniper, and 79th and Tomahawk. Each intersection has a different type of LED light, and KCP&L will be conducting a survey after the 12-month trial period to see which installation residents like best.

LED fixtures are more efficient than high pressure sodium lights, lasting approximately 20,000 hours before needing to be replaced compared to 5,000 hours with high pressure sodium lights.