Posts Tagged ‘LED streetlights’
A new residential neighborhoood currently in the process of construction will boast a completely LED-sustained outdoor environment upon its completion, according to a detailed series of articles on the Nikkei Tech-On website. The development, in Azabu no Oka, Japan, is being built by Toyota Smile Life, Inc. and has been dubbed Toyota “LED Town.”
By installing the LED lights in the development, designers plan to illuminate public areas like streets, sidewalks, parks, and bridges, as well as private areas such as the gate, porch, and walls of each house. Upon completion, LED lights in the residential development will total nearly 1000.
On Monday, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) City Councilman William Peduto released a plan to convert the city’s 40,000 streetlights to LED lights, potentially saving taxpayers more than $2.5 million and reducing more than 984 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
“This is a plan that saves taxpayers millions of dollars, while also protecting the environment,” LEDs Magazine quoted Councilman Peduto as saying. “LED street lights use less energy, require less maintenance, provide a brighter light, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and contain no mercury. This is a win-win situation.”
Originally, the Lansing Board of Water and Light (LBWL) erected 17 LED-based street lamps over roads and sidewalks in 2007. Now, the LBWL is considering drastically expanding the trial in order to determine if it will replace its current 34,000 lamps with LED models.