Norwalk, Connecticut will be installing energy efficient lighting fixtures thanks to the Connecticut Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program which helps business and building owners finance energy efficient projects.
Lighting upgrades can help businesses and cities save significant amounts of money on energy usage as well as energy and maintenance costs. In New Jersey, more than 2,500 businesses and local governments participated in a program that offers financial incentives to those that upgrade to more efficient lighting
A number of cities around the nation are realizing the benefits of upgrading streetlights with more energy-efficient lights, and more are increasingly choosing to invest in light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Costs for LEDs have fallen by as much as 50 percent in the last two years, which has helped spark interest in the smart lighting solution.
Recently, many cities across the country have either considered upgrading streetlights to be more energy efficient or have already made the switch. West Allis, Wisconsin first began installing energy efficient lighting fixtures to better illuminate the city’s streets about two years ago and now plans to expand their use of the updated lights.
The cost to upgrade to LED street lighting has fallen by nearly 50 percent in the global market over the last two years, and analysts expect the prices to continue to decrease. Technological improvements of LED street lights have also helped to garner attention and interest in the lighting solution.
A new memorial bridge connecting parts of New Hampshire to Maine is currently under construction, and the finished project will include energy-efficient lighting. The bridge will connect Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, making commutes between the two cities and surrounding areas easier.
A project to upgrade Duke University street lights will cut the school’s energy usage by replacing outdoor light bulbs with new, energy efficient LEDs. According to Duke Today, the year-long project will involve the replacement of existing outdoor light bulbs with new, energy efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
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