A covered wooden bridge in the north-east of the US will have LED luminaires installed which it is hoped will mean the structure is both eco-friendly and retains its charm.
USA Today reports that the West Dummerston Covered Bridge in Vermont, which was erected in 1872 and is listed in the country's National Register of Historic Places, now has ten new diode-based fixtures to replace the former incandescent versions.
In his BuildingGreen.com blog, local resident Alex Wilson said that the Philips Gardco LED lights replace the older bulbs which he described as horribly inefficient.
This is the latest in a wave of change in lighting on street and in public places as many local authorities around the globe make the switch to LED.
For example, earlier this year, the Mediterranean port of Valencia unveiled its new LED fixtures supplied by Seoul Semiconductor, which would greatly reduce its energy consumption.
Similarly, the southern Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera announced that a number of its street lamps would incorporate diode-based technology.