Global Resource Energy Inc. - Lehigh County, PA Announces Plans to Retrofit to
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Resource Energy Inc. (OTCQB:
GBEN)-- In an article in the Morning Call, officials in Lehigh, Pennsylvania
have been discussing switching from High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting for
highways and interchanges to brighter and more efficient LED lighting over the
past year and have decided to begin taking the necessary steps to make the
transition. General Services Director Glenn Solt said officials have been
working on the proposal with PennDOT, and with PPL Corp., which might be able
to provide energy-saver rebates to the county in connection with the upgrade.
Kardings will be putting together a proposal for the region that will outline
additional incentives to further the project.
"We hope to use a combination of liquid fuel funds [from gasoline taxes] and
energy rebates from PPL to help finance the pilot project," Solt said.
Preliminary estimates peg the cost at just under $100,000 to change out the 89
high-pressure sodium bulbs at the interchange; if this proves a smooth road,
the Airport Road interchange could follow, with its 120 lights, for about
$132,000, according to rough estimates.
If the plan stays on the road, the two Valley interchanges could be the first
in the state to get LEDs. "Currently there are no interchanges that PennDOT is
involved in that are illuminated with LED lighting," PennDOT spokesman Ron
Young wrote in an email.
Solt said he passes an interchange with LEDs on regular family trips to
Virginia, on Interstate 83 near I-695, and has been impressed by the lighting
quality. "The difference is remarkable," he said, the LEDs producing "a much
brighter, cleaner, crisper light" than standard-model bulbs, while power
consumption is halved, and maintenance and overall life-cycle costs also are
greatly reduced, he said.
Kardings is a multi-national green energy company designed to help bring
eco-friendly technology to the market. Kardings offers LED Street Lights to
all municipalities and can access a special fund called The Hero© program
which was established specifically for green initiatives in municipalities.
The lighting systems are highly efficient, dependable and come with the best
warranties available in the industry. In most cases a city, town or village
may retrofit to energy efficient led street lighting at no increased cost and
may even put money back into municipal budgets. Kardings' website is
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