A Brighter Place: Street Lights Upgraded To LEDs Across Century

October 31, 2021

Century is a brighter place at night, thanks to new LED street lights.

Gulf Power replaced 261 street light fixtures across town at Century’s “request to create a safer and well-lit community”, according to Kimberly Blair, Gulf Power spokesperson. The upgrade included converting the old-style high pressure sodium lights to LED lights that illuminate the area better.

“The sodium lights spread light in all directions instead of focusing light downward, where it’s needed. The LED lights also provide 40% greater lumens – or brighter light – than the sodium lights,” Blair said.

The town is expected to save money with the switch to LED lighting.

Pictured: New LED street light fixtures illuminate North Century Boulevard near the Century Post Office Friday night. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “A Brighter Place: Street Lights Upgraded To LEDs Across Century”

  1. L. B. on November 2nd, 2021 11:26 am

    There should be Lights at every State, County and major intersecting roadways. We have some of the darkest and most dangerious intersections in the world. This should be part of a requirement for any Intersection. I don’t want to start listing them because I won’t have enough room for them. Bu I will say again “At Every Intersection where a County and State Road Intersect”.

  2. John on October 31st, 2021 10:27 pm

    It would be nice if nine mile had light, especially at the intersections. It amazes me all the money the state put into widening the road and they didn’t add lights. It’s wider than Cervantes and look how that turned out for pedestrians before folks wised up to have lights installed. I see pending tragedies in our future.

  3. David on October 31st, 2021 8:08 pm

    It’s wonderful that these will be LED and will save money. There needs to be some governance and enforcement regarding excessive outdoor lighting and the light pollution it creates. Light pollution can be a distraction to drivers, can be a form of trespass against neighbors, and can harm the mating cycle of fireflies. It would be good if we required that all outdoor lighting use motion sensors including street lights. Of course, we could also use some public education awareness campaigns about the mean to ensure your vehicle’s headlights are properly aligned and in compliance with our very limited laws.