LED Lighting Upgrades

Curtis-Tufts High School is one of two Medford public schools that are fully upgraded to LED*

Upgrading municipal facilities to LED lighting is an important step toward achieving a more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable Medford. 

In recent years, the city has completed numerous LED lighting upgrades to municipal facilities. LED lighting significantly reduces the city’s energy usage and is easier to maintain than previous systems, allowing the city to cut its carbon emissions and save money. Many of these upgrades are partially funded by Green Communities Grants the city has secured from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

To learn more about Medford’s climate vision, visit this page.

Comprehensive Upgrades

These are the facilities that are fully LED

(listed by year of completion):

  • LoConte Ice Rink (2022)
  • All Medford Fire Stations (2022)
  • Department of Public Works (2022)
  • Medford Public Library (2022)**
  • Tufts Pool (2021)
  • All 4,500 city-owned streetlights (2019)
  • Medford Police Department (2019)**
  • Andrews Middle School (2018)
  • Curtis-Tufts High School (2017)

** LED upgrade included in the building redesign

Upgrades by year:

While a number of facilities have been fully converted to LED, there are many buildings that are being upgraded in phases. Below is a non-exhaustive list of Medford’s LED upgrades by year of completion.

  • LoConte Ice Rink interior
  • Department of Public Works
  • Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library
  • Fire Engine 6 
  • Medford Vocational Technical High School Phase 3 and 4
  • Fire Engines 2, 3, 4, and 5 
  • Tufts Pool interior 
  • McGlynn Middle School office and gym lighting 
  • Medford Vocational Technical High School Phase 2 
  • 4,500 streetlights were converted to LEDs with help of MAPC and its contractors
    • Learn more about our LED streetlights here!
  • Police Department (as part of the new building)
  • Andrews Middle School interior 
  • Missituk Elementary School cafeteria
  • Brooks Elementary School cafeteria 
  • Roberts Elementary School cafeteria
  • Medford High School automotive shop interior
  • Curtis-Tufts High School interior 
  • McGlynn Middle School hallways and stairwells 
  • Andrews Middle School hallways and administrative offices 
  • Roberts Elementary School exterior
  • Brooks Elementary School exterior
  • Missituk Elementary School exterior

How can residents and businesses help?

1. Install LED lights to significantly reduce your energy consumption, save money, and cut carbon emissions!

2. Learn about additional ways you can be more environmentally conscious:

3. Familiarize yourself with Medford’s: