Getting lit

If Main Avenue seems a little brighter, it’s not just you. The City of Durango recently completed the first phase of its downtown streetlight retrofit. All the 90-watt historic light fixtures from 5th to 13th streets have been switched out with new, energy-efficient LED lamps. Not only are they environmentally friendly, they also pump out some mean photons, adding significant illumination to corners and crosswalks, helping to enhance pedestrian safety.

In addition, two reduced-wattage “test lights” have been installed mid-block in the 700 block – a 60-watt in front of Durango Roasters and a 45-watt in front of Mountain Taco. Weigh in on which you like best by emailing Mr. Downtown Tim Walsworth at