One thousand LED streetlights were recently installed in a resort town in Spain, reported Seoul Semiconducter, Inc. “Streets will be brighter, tourists safer, and electrical bills lesser,” their story begins.
Apparently, the new LED lights were installed in the municipality of Rafelbunyol and are part of a larger movement to replace existing light bulbs on streets and in public facilities throughout the country with high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting.
The LED lights were selected after a full year of testing. Furthermore, the LEDs are said to reliably deliver necessary brightness and last three times longer than traditional streetlights. Already, energy consumption has been reduced 65 percent as a result of replacing 160-Watt light bulbs with LEDs.
According to Seoul Semiconductor executives, an additional 3,000 LED lighting fixtures will be installed throughout the Valencian community. In addition, product testing is underway on the Atlantic coastal community of Jerez, Spain, where 23,000 street lights will be replaced with LED lighting.
[photo: Seoul Semiconductor, Inc.]