Martins secures $250,000 state grant for Village of Great Neck LED light conversion

Joe Nikic

State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury) announced Tuesday he secured $250,000 in state funding for an “environmentally friendly” Village of Great Neck street lighting project.

The funds will be used to replace 636 street lights throughout the village with LED light fixtures.

“Saving taxpayers money, reducing energy costs, and protecting the environment all through the same project is a win all around,” Martins said. “I am pleased to support the Village of Great Neck in undertaking this innovative project which will benefit both the Great Neck community and the environment.”

The village said the LED light replacements would save the village an estimated $500,000 over a 10-year period.

According to Martins’ office, LED lights emit fewer greenhouse gases than traditional light fixtures.

Village of Great Neck Mayor Pedram Bral said the village was in need of lighting improvements.

“It has been over 25 years since the Village of Great Neck has undergone a street lighting project,” Bral said. “With ever growing energy costs and tax increases it is the right time to take advantage of the advancements that have been made in lighting technology.”

“The upgraded LED fixtures are energy efficient and low maintenance and will result in substantial cost savings to our taxpayers,” he added.

The project is expected to begin some time later this year, according to Martins’ office, and last for about four weeks.

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