LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 03: City of Las Vegas field electrician John Meier replaces a streetlight with a new LED fixture August 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6,600 new energy-efficient lights are ... more 
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 03: City of Las Vegas field electrician John Meier replaces a streetlight with a new LED fixture August 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6,600 new energy-efficient lights are expected to reduce the city's annual electricity use by eight million kilowatt hours, saving about USD 400,000. The city estimates the LEDs will last about 15 years, nine years longer than the current lights. Funding for the project comes from federal energy conservation bonds and an American Recovery & Reinvestment Act grant. The city plans to replace all of its 50,000 streetlights after more funding is secured. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) less 
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