Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

Michigan: LED Streetlights (maybe)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

In Romeo, Michigan, the local Downtown Development Authority (DDA) recently investigated and discussed the option of using LED lights to replace their current streetlights. Unfortunately, according to DDA Coordinator Janine Saputo, the timing just wasn’t right — yet. The process did, however, inspire her to pursue alternative LED solutions for the city’s streetlights. While it seems as though Saputo is ready to implement greener technologies, others are not as enthusiastic about the efficient, new technology. In fact, some are concerned about negatives outweighing positives when making the switch to LEDs.

“We’re not sure whether these streetlights are readily adaptable,” said Paul Reiz, a DDA liaison. “You’ll find that a lot of light fixtures aren’t easily adaptable to the LEDs and could shorten the life of them.” Ruiz also expressed concern that the LED lights would be too bright


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.