The City of Orlando will be spending more money on downtown lighting per the instruction of City Council.
Council voted to approve nearly $408,000 on improved lighting in the downtown core, namely on Magnolia, Orange, and Rosalind Avenues, as well as Lucerne Circle. The initiative will see roughly 200 new LED lights swapped in for the dimmer bulbs currently installed around downtown, as well as the addition of 24 new light poles, in an effort to better light the Downtown Entertainment Area in the wee hours of the night/morning.
The new lighting is expected to be installed this spring with Magnolia Avenue following some time after.
Enhanced street lighting is seen as a low-cost and effective way to combat crime.