A newly installed LED street light, top, shines in front of a conventional sodium-vapor street light on Lenoir Street in the historic neighborhood of Boylan Heights. Raleigh is trying to save money and be more eco-friendly by installing LED bulbs in streetlights all over the city. But the city's Historic Development Commission says they're too bright.
A newly installed LED street light, top, shines in front of a conventional sodium-vapor street light on Lenoir Street in the historic neighborhood of Boylan Heights. Raleigh is trying to save money and be more eco-friendly by installing LED bulbs in streetlights all over the city. But the city's Historic Development Commission says they're too bright. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
A newly installed LED street light, top, shines in front of a conventional sodium-vapor street light on Lenoir Street in the historic neighborhood of Boylan Heights. Raleigh is trying to save money and be more eco-friendly by installing LED bulbs in streetlights all over the city. But the city's Historic Development Commission says they're too bright. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com

Raleigh, historic neighborhoods square off over LED streetlights

February 24, 2016 07:11 PM

UPDATED February 25, 2016 02:44 PM

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