First Part Of Larger Project At Entire Facility
Darren Doyle, story:
Lighting at the HWY 70 Ballpark just got a little brighter thanks to completion of the first part of an improvement project through Edmonson County Parks and Rec with LED replacements at the t-ball field.
The $6,000 project, which was funded with help from the Edmonson County Recreation Tax Commission, is expected to provide much more efficient lighting at the field and cut electric costs by around 80%, according to Parks and Rec Programs Director John Kiernan.
"The old light system has been the same for years and is in much need of an upgrade," he said. "We hope to move to the other fields as the funding becomes available."
Chris Webb, of Webb Electric who was in charge of the installation, said not only will the lights be much brighter and more efficient, but they're also instant on and off, with no warm-up time.
"With the old lights, there was a 10-15 minute warm up time every time they were powered on," he said. "If they were ever accidentally turned off during a game or practice, even if you turned them back on immediately, there was a wait time until they came back on. These are full brightness when you hit the switch."
All recreational-type businesses in the county are required to pay a recreation tax; the funds from which are used for projects like this.