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Downtown Millbrae Will Now Light Up Year Round!

Post Date:06/19/2015

In yet another effort by the City of Millbrae to lead the county in sustainability and energy efficiency, the City’s signature downtown palm trees along Broadway will now be lit with LED lights, replacing the standard incandescent lights in use for the past decade. This comes just a month after the City’s installation of a public electric vehicle charging station at the Millbrae Library and years after being among the first cities in San Mateo County to adopt a polystyrene (Styrofoam) ban in 2008.

Besides the adding an aesthetic element, the newly-installed LEDs will use significantly less power (watts) per unit of light generated (lumens). The LED lights use only about 10% of the energy of the previous lights, resulting in significant cost savings which will allow the City to use them for a larger portion of the year, rather than just around the holidays.

In celebration, the City of Millbrae in conjunction with the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce, will hold a lighting of the downtown palm trees on Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 PM, just as dusk falls. The public is invited to gather at the corner of Broadway & Hillcrest just in front of Peet’s Coffee, which will be on hand with complimentary coffee & treats.

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