The light conversion project at the North Judson-Wayne Township Firestation is nearly complete.
Fire Chief Joe Leszek informed town council members Monday night that all the indoor lighting has been converted over to LED.
He added that they’re waiting for a nice day to be able to use the lift to change the outdoor lighting.
Chief Leszek previously told members that this project was needed because firefighters had to consistently change out broken ballasts on the older lights. He reported that the LED lights are supposed to be more efficient and last at least a decade.
This project was funded entirely through grant money that was received from the Starke County Community Foundation and the Hardesty Endowment. The Department was awarded a total of $8,000.
Leszek said those funds were able to cover the cost of converting the whole firehouse, inside and out, as well as upgrading four LED scene lights on their main engine.