Photos: New lights being installed to light up the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at night
Terry Ross, from the Genesee County maintenance department, works on a new lighting system at the base of the Upton Monument.
The LED system was donated by Batavia-based Lighting Design Innovations, which two years ago donated a new color-changing light system for the Old Courthouse cupola.
The new lights are on a 14-volt system and draw only 20 watts. They are replacing four 400-watt lights.
Ross said lights are being installed to light the plaques of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and another light, which is what he's working on in the picture, will illuminate the statue of Gen. Emory Upton. Ross said the DOT has given permission for the county to install an LED light at the top of the stoplight poll next to the monument that will illuminate the eagle at the top, but first the county must figure out how to run the power up to the light on the outside of the pole.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is 100 years old this year. It was dedicated in August 1919.