What are LED signal heads?
City of Boca Raton has started a program to change out regular incandescent bulbs used for traffic signal heads to signal heads made with Light Emitting Diode (LED) modules. The conversion results in a power consumption savings, as the LED modules utilize 1/5th of power that is normally used by an incandescent bulb. The incandescent bulbs have a service life of one to two years requiring a yearly replacement effort. The service life of the LED signal heads range between five to seven years, resulting in significant reduction in maintenance efforts for the city staff. Staff projected a savings of over two million dollars for the City in power consumption and maintenance efforts over a period of seven years.