Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh’

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.


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.”