Cooper Lighting, a LED lighting manufacturer and a division of Cooper Industries, has secured a contract from City of Waukesha, Wisconsin to retrofit the city’s 1,200 existing streetlights with a more energy-efficient alternative.

Under this contract, Cooper Lighting will provide 1,200 of its Lumark RC LED Cobrahead Luminary featuring a patented AccuLED Optics system coupled with scalable IP66-rated LightBAR technology to deliver optically controlled energy-efficient illumination in the city.

These LED lights are claimed to provide energy savings between 30-75% over standard H.I.D. systems while providing 50,000+ hour rated life and allowing lumen and energy output to be customized to eliminate wasted energy or obtrusive spill light into neighboring areas.

Installation of the Energy efficient LED lights designed for a wide variety of area and roadway applications, by the Public Works crews, will begin this month and is slated for completion by June 1, 2011.

The City of Waukesha has funded this project with grant money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), further expanding its commitment to sustainable upgrades to yield cost and energy savings.

Cooper Lighting vice president and general manager, Mark Eubanks said that replacing outdoor lighting with more energy-efficient options is one of the most practical upgrades a city can make to save energy and reduce costs.

“Cooper Lighting’s RC LED Cobrahead Luminaire provides the added benefit of uncompromising optical performance and outstanding versatility,” Eubanks said.