LYNBROOK, NY (WCBS 880) – The village of Lynbrook is going green, launching a major new lighting project that brings solar and other energy efficient lighting throughout the village.

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This includes about 1,200 streetlights.

“Low energy, low wattage LED light and that will save us [a] tremendous amount of electricity,” said public works superintendent Phil Healy.

It will also save some money – $4.4 million over 15 years, according to village estimates.

Johnson Controls is installing the new system.

“They’re reducing their carbon footprint and they’re upgrading their infrastructure. So, it’s a win-win for everybody,” said spokesman Thomas Burke.

Even the heat in the town pool will come from solar power.

Going green and hopefully leading the way with other municipalities on Long Island,” said Healy.

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