Posts Tagged ‘LED streetlights’

Clinton: Streetlight Retrofit in L.A.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Photo: President Clinton announces a CCI program with Mayor Villaraigosa of Los AngelesOn February 16, President Clinton announced that the Outdoor Lighting Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) is working with Los Angeles on the largest LED street lighting retrofit project ever undertaken by a city to date. Over a five-year period, the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Street Lighting will replace 140,000 existing streetlight fixtures in the city with LED (light-emitting diode) units that not only will improve L.A.’s lighting quality and reduce its electricity use, but also will help the city to save money in the process.

While typical streetlight lamps will last from four to six years, LED fixtures have a longer life span, estimated from 10 to 12 years. The new, white-light LED streetlight units are more durable and damage-resistant than other technologies. This not only will reduce the frequency and cost to repair streetlight fixtures, but also will provide L.A. with considerable savings in labor and material. The improved equipment life also means that fixtures will more reliably light streets and sidewalks for city residents.


Finland: First LED Street Lighting

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The Levi ski resort in Finland will become the first district in the country to install LED street lighting, according to an OSRAM press release. A total of 3,840 LEDs and oval lenses, supplied by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, will be installed in 64 lamps providing “a pleasant light with exceptional efficiency.”

First: “exceptional efficiency.” “This street lighting system fits perfectly with the concept of energy savings,” writes OSRAM. “The local authority is investing heavily in its regional infrastructure, placing great emphasis on innovation and sustainability.”


Pittsburgh: Are LEDs the future?

Friday, February 13th, 2009


“Electricity-saving, environment-improving street lights may be coming to Pittsburgh, if city officials can agree on how to pick a vendor,” writes Rich Lord of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Japan: LEDs to Light Entire Neighborhood

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

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.


LED Streetlight Proposal in Pittsburgh

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

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.”


Michigan: LEDs Light Up the Streets

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Six new LED light fixtures have recently been added to streets in Lansing, Michigan as a an expansion of its ongoing trial of LED streetlights, reports LEDs Magazine.

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.