Some lights will be out on City Hall this week. While it may conjure visions of single Christmas lights shorting the whole strand, it’s actually for repairs.
About half of the lights on City Hall’s dome will be off over the next week, but they’ll be back on after the first of the year, and they will be more energy efficient. According to a release from the city Department of General Services, the lights are being replaced with new LED bulbs that are designed to last six times longer. They also will have a control system that will allow the color to change remotely, meaning when the Orioles make the playoffs next year the orange lights won’t have to be installed by hand.
In all, the project involves 48 lights being replaced. The city reports that the cost savings will be $12,000 per year.
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