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Casey Jenny, an employee with Willmar Municipal Utilities, installs an LED street lamp June 23 in a neighborhood in southeast Willmar. Officials will continue to test the three Phillips-brand LED units the utility placed at three residential locations in the city. Tribune photo

Willmar, Minn., Utilities continues LED streetlight trial


WILLMAR -- Officials of Willmar Municipal Utilities are continuing to study replacing high-pressure sodium streetlights with costlier but energy-efficient LED streetlights. LED stands for light-emitting diode.

The utility this year bought three Phillips-brand LED units and placed one at each of three residential locations. Also, the utility received a sample GE-brand LED unit that was placed near a Phillips unit on 23rd Street Southeast for comparison purposes Sept. 26.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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