Energy-efficient lighting solutions, specifically light-emitting diodes (LEDs), is the next major market to experience significant growth, according to a recent report by CleanTechnia. The LED industry will open new markets, encourage new business models and increase product capabilities.
Colorado Springs, Colo., is moving forward with its second installation of LED streetlights. The city previously replaced 370 high-pressure sodium and mercury vapor cobra head streetlights with solid-state fixtures and saved 50 percent on energy costs. The next installation will include 95 LEDs in Colorado Springs’ downtown area.
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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.
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.
New York City streetlight upgrades program is replacing all of the city’s 300,000 streetlights with light-emitting diodes. The project is expected to be completed by 2019, and will help the city decrease energy consumption by 35 percent, Energy Manager Today reported.
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).
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.
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