Many traffic lights across the state have made the switch from the traditional light bulbs to more energy efficient LED lights. These lights would conserve electricity and save the state millions in the long-term on energy costs. The lights though have begun to have some unforeseen consequences.
The LED lights save energy by not using as much energy. This means that the lights do not become very hot because they do not require much energy to operate. This has caused many traffic lights to become unusable in cold weather because snow and ice can build up on them. Traditional lights burn very hot and would melt ice before it began to accumulate. The new lights do not melt the ice and are causing many traffic problems. Officials have stated that they are working on a solution to this issue.
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