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Another California city wants to install LED streetlights

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In an effort to increase energy efficiency, the city of Napa, Calif., wants to deploy a new, large-scale installation of light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights. New Streetlights reported on the project and said the city previously installed approximately 300 LED streetlights through a pilot program, and it’s success to save on energy and costs, is encouraging Napa city officials to approve a complete overhaul of its streetlights.

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Blue Diamond Growers invests in energy efficient lighting

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In an effort to reduce is $2 million yearly electric bill, Blue Diamond Growers installed energy efficient lighting at a processing plant in Sacramento, California. By upgrading to more efficient lighting solutions, the company can save on its energy costs and receive approximately $488,000 in rebates

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Xcel Energy saves with energy efficiency

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy surpassed energy savings goals set by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC). According to Fierce Energy, the company exceeded its savings goal by 22% as part of its 2012 energy efficiency program. As a result of the energy savings goals, customers saved 401 million kilowatt hours – a record for the company.  Xcel has surpassed PUC savings goals every year since 2009

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Indiana University launches fund’s first project

University Lighting upgrades

Indiana University announced the Student Sustainability Council’s first University Lighting upgrades project funded by its Sustainability Fund, which was created from student donations. Motion-sensing, energy efficient lighting in one of the campus’ stairwells will be installed, the university said. Ballantine Hall will receive the lighting upgrades in an effort to promote campus-wide energy efficiency through the student fund. 

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Warehouse installs LEDs to reduce energy consumption

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Mack Technologies in Massachusetts completed a light-emitting diode (LED) retrofit project to reduce energy consumption. The project is the largest LED lighting installation of its kind in a New England manufacturing facility. A total of 2,600 LED fixtures were installed in the manufacturer’s facility and several hundred high-performance bulbs were placed in the company’s offices

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Kansas, Michigan cities install LED streetlights

LED streetlights

The city of St. Clair, Michigan will continue to brighten its streets with additional LED streetlights, according to C and G News. Many mercury vapor streetlights in the city’s northern neighborhoods were replaced with LEDs in 2012 after the city received funding from an Energy Optimization Rebate and partnership with DTE Energy.

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Schools will save on costs with lighting upgrades

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Ware County School District in Ware County, Georgia, will be installing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help the district save millions over the course of the next several years on energy and maintenance costs. The school district is partnering with a technology firm to retrofit and install 24,000 LEDs in 10 school buildings

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Hotels hotel energy efficiency increase

hotel energy efficiency

Hotels across the country are turning to energy-efficient measures to reduce energy costs. The Marriott La Jolla in La Jolla, Calif., in a hotel energy efficiency initiative installed motion sensors in its stairwells and vending machines in order to dim lighting when the areas aren’t being used by guests

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Better Buildings Challenge reveals first-year savings

Better Buildings Challenge

The Better Buildings Challenge released its first year’s energy savings from its partners. According to the report, the goal of the challenge is to increase energy efficiency by 20% among American commercial and industrial buildings by 2020. The challenge’s energy partners have improved energy efficiency at their facilities by more than 2.5% …

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LEDs are the lights of the 21st century


As technology surrounding light-emitting diodes (LEDs) continues to develop, the government estimates that solid-state lighting (SSL) will grow to be the dominant light source in the next two decades, according to Electrical Contractor Magazine. Solid-state lighting is a type of lighting that uses semi-conductor LEDs as a source of illumination, compared to the filaments used in traditional light bulbs.

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