DTE Energy, a utility based in Detroit, has started a project that involves retrofitting old streetlights in Michigan communities to make them more reliable and energy efficient. The $4 million capital investment program will retrofit 150 streetlights with energy efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Knowing the basics of how light-emitting diodes (LEDs) work can help business and builder owners decide if the energy efficient lighting option is the right solution for them. LEDs are a solid-state lighting technology (SSL), which means the light is emitted from a semiconductor – also known as a solid matter.
The University of Louisville in Kentucky made several upgrades to the school’s campus lighting in an effort to reduce energy usage and costs. Nearly 170,000 energy efficient lights have been installed to help the school reduce energy consumption by 14 percent and save more than $915,000 in annual energy costs.
Santa Ana, California will begin a project to install more than 1,000 light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights. The city will install LED safety lights at 298 intersections to better light the roadway and crosswalk. Santa Ana will save an estimated $120,000 in energy costs each year thanks to the new streetlight installations.
Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, Michigan is installing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to save on energy usage and reduce carbon emissions. A number of energy efficient upgrades will be made to the mall including interior and commercial exterior lighting installations and mall will be able to reduce electricity bills and also help the retailers located in the building save money.