Jefferson Street Viaduct

Ottumwa, Iowa, USA

Ottumwa Cuts Energy, Adds Light Show Capabilities at Jefferson Street Viaduct
with Colour-Changing LED System

“As impressive as the new LED system is both in its performance and its efficiency, I was more impressed with Musco’s customer service and attention to detail–especially for a small community organisation like ours. To keep our costs down, the Musco team overcame several logistical challenges to make the new, colour-changing LEDs work within the same footprint as the 20-year-old metal halide lamps they replaced.”

— Bradley J. Grefe
Board President
Main Street Ottumwa

In 2000, the City of Ottumwa had a new lighting system installed for accent illumination at the Jefferson Street Viaduct. When the community earned a grant from Alliant Energy for meeting energy efficiency goals city-wide, leaders decided to upgrade the bridge lighting to a more advanced and efficient LED system. Having worked together successfully on the original HID system at the bridge, project leaders in Ottumwa again chose to partner with Musco and have its Total Light Control—TLC for LED™ system and Show-Light™ entertainment package installed.

  • The city achieved its efficiency goals with the bridge lighting, reducing energy consumption by up to 90 percent compared to the previous HID accent lights.
  • The community will enjoy exciting coloured illuminations at the bridge, with the system’s Red-Blue-Green-White colour-changing technology, to be used for various celebrations
    and tributes.
  • The new lighting has resolved the frequent maintenance issues with the aging HID technology, while delivering reliable and trouble-free operation resulting from its complete
    system design.
  • The system will generate revenue for the city, with members of the city able to submit requests for coloured lights to illuminate the bridge for the night.
  • Ottumwa won’t have to pay any maintenance costs on the lights through the year 2029, as a result of Musco’s long-term warranty covering every part of the system and all labour.
Jefferson Street Viaduct Photo Gallery