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Status Update: Streetlight Improvements
Board Opts Not to Pursue Village-wide LED Fixtures

At the November 10 regular meeting of the Village’s Board of Managers, staff presented a comprehensive report on the status of the Village’s light emitting diode (LED) streetlight pilot program and recommendations for potential upgrades to the Village’s street lighting. The report included a synopsis of the feedback received from residents on the sample LED streetlights installed along various streets throughout the community in a pilot program begun earlier this year.

Following the staff’s presentation and a further discussion, the Board concluded that the lighting provided by the LED fixtures did not warrant the estimated cost--approximately $290,000--for conversion of all existing streetlights from the
existing high pressure sodium to LED fixtures. The Board agreed, however, to continue the following efforts to improve lighting throughout the community:

  • Maintain the current LED streetlights which where installed, in order to continue evaluating their reliability and impact on the neighborhood.
  • Continue to actively solicit feedback from residents to determine remaining locations that appear to be “dark spots”. These areas will be evaluated for the placement of new streetlights either on existing or new utility poles.
  • Proactive monitoring by Village staff to identify remaining “dark spot” locations to determine where new streetlights could be installed to improve overall lighting.
  • Continued routine tree pruning around streetlights to improve the light dispersion that reaches the ground.
  • Recommendations on additional streetlights will be presented for approval by the Board on a case-by-case basis.

Residents are strongly encouraged to report “dark spot” locations to Village staff by e-mail to ccv@montgomerycountymd.gov.


Staff Presentation on Streetlight Conversion from high pressure sodium to light emitting diode (LED) - November 10, 2014

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In a continuing effort to improve the street lighting along Village streets and rights-of-way, the Village Board has authorized installation of light emitting diode (LED) streetlights as part of a Village pilot program to test the light output of this new technology. 

Recently, sample LED streetlights have been installed along East Lenox Street, Grafton Street (between Cedar Parkway and Kirkside Drive), and West Kirke Street. In addition, the streetlights’ lens covers have also been changed along Grafton Street between Chevy Chase Circle and Cedar Parkway. In order to evaluate this new technology several different types/styles of LED lights were installed in hopes of providing the best available solution to improve the Village’s overall lighting.

A map showing the exact locations for these sample lights can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

In order to provide your feedback, please click here to complete the survey form. The feedback you provide is critical in evaluating the adequacy and appropriateness of this lighting within the community. Feedback can also be submitted by e-mail to ccv@montgomerycountymd.gov. Please type “LED Pilot Program” in the subject line.

We thank you for your patience as we undertake this project to make the Village a safer community for all.  Should you have questions regarding this pilot program, please contact the Village’s Director of Municipal Operations Michael Younes, by phone at (301) 654-7300 or via e-mail at michael.younes@montgomerycountymd.gov.

LED Streetlight Pilot Program Location Map

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Update of Village Streetlight Improvements - Village LED Pilot Program

Final Report from the State of Maryland's Grid Resiliency Task Force

Staff Presentation to the Board of Managers on December 10, 2012  regarding the status of the Village’s streetlight improvements, what has been done thus far, proposed next steps as well as an update on the status of LED streetlight technology.

Staff memorandum to the Board of Managers

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Village LED Pilot Program Launched

In a continuing effort to improve the street lighting along Village streets and rights-of-way, the Village Board has authorized installation of LED streetlights as part of a Village pilot program to test the light output of this new technology. 

Over the next couple weeks, PEPCO contractors will install twenty-three (23) LED streetlights along East Lenox Street, Grafton Street (between Cedar Parkway and Kirkside Drive), and West Kirke Street. As part of the pilot program the streetlights’ lens covers will also be changed along Grafton Street between Chevy Chase Circle and Cedar Parkway. The pilot program will install several different types/styles of LED lights to evaluate this new technology in hopes of providing the best available solution to improve the Village’s overall lighting.

A map showing the exact locations for these sample lights is available by clicking the first link on this page.

Your feedback is critical in evaluating the adequacy and appropriateness of this lighting within the community. Please provide your feedback by e-mail to ccv@montgomerycountymd.gov. Your feedback along with an evaluation of the light output and dispersion will be transmitted to the Village Board with a recommended streetlight configuration for possible action in early summer 2014.

We thank you for your patience as we undertake this project to make the Village a safer community for all.  Should you have questions regarding this pilot program, please contact me at (301) 654-7300 or michael.younes@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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PEPCO Tree Pruning and Removal Door Hanger

PEPCO Vegetation Management Agreement