Saul said the lights are great for walking, but not so great if they’re right outside your window.
Brooklyn residents say the city has cast their neighborhood in a harsh new light.
Preparations were under way this weekend for the decoration and lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
LEDs can last for up to 20 years before they need to be replaced compared with a six-year life for the current high-pressure sodium street lights. The initiative will save the city about $14 million a year, Mayor Bloomberg said.
The new energy efficient lights will have 16 million color options, as compared to the 10 used now.