LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow by James Brodrick

A DOE study looks at uplight, lumen output, spectral power distribution and other variables. Recently, there’s been some concern as to whether LED street lighting is more likely to cause sky glow than conventional (typically, high-pressure sodium) street lighting. Compared

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Chicago Is Spending $160 Million on Smart Street Lights

The project aims to replace 270,000 lights with remotely-controlled and auto-dimming LEDs expected to slash energy consumption and pay for themselves. More than just brighter lights, the four-year undertaking adds a degree of automation. The LEDs will be able to

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Jacksonville Abandons IoT Project Citing ‘Other Priorities’

Florida’s most populous city, opted to ditch a pilot installation by GE that was set to involve equipping some of its street lights with chips and sensors that would eventually do everything from improving lighting controls and efficiency to detecting

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City in Kansas to Convert All Street Lights to LED Models

The future of Prairie Village, a city in Johnson County, Kansas, may look even brighter later this year. The Prairie Village City Council recently approved the plan to purchase 1,736 new LED street lights from Philips Lighting that will be

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Guided Bus Tour in LA at the 2017 DOE SSL R&D Workshop

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting manages the nation’s second largest municipal street lighting system, which to date has converted more than 170,000 streetlights to LED technology. Los Angeles is also at the forefront of connected lighting, investigating remote

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DOE October 20 Webinar: Get the Facts on LED Street Lighting

LED street lighting has been in the news a lot lately, in the wake of the American Medical Association (AMA) issuing community guidance that cited the potential for increased blue-wavelength light in the night sky resulting from the ongoing conversion

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City of LA and Philips Lighting Pilot New Pathway to Smart City Utilizing Connected Street Lighting Infrastructure

Philips Lighting has announced that the City of Los Angeles is embarking on a new pilot project to expand its smart city capabilities designed to help improve public safety and support city services for residents, visitors and local businesses. By

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Energy-Saving Program Paying Off for City, Says Wilkes-Barre, PA Official

The city issued more than $6 million in bonds to fund the project that will repay the cost over 20 years through the energy savings from such steps as retrofitting more than 2,000 streetlights with LED lighting, Operations Director Butch

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Global Smart Street Management Revenue Is Expected to Grow from $552.2 Million in 2015 to $5.3 Billion in 2024

The city street is a symbol of the complexity, excitement, possibilities, and dangers of urban life. Today, people, vehicles, and objects on those streets are connected to the digital domain through sensors, smartphones, connected devices, and ubiquitous networks. Streets are

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LED There Be Light in India

In January this year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an initiative to change the way India is lit up at night. The initiative—called the National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting—sought to increase India’s usage of LED lamps

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Chicago Smart Lighting Project Request For Information

Interested parties are invited to respond to a comprehensive streetlight modernization initiative intended to: a) Deliver an energy efficient street, alley, viaduct, and pathway lighting grid and lighting control network to the City and Parks under a design, build, and

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Philips White Paper: A (B)Right Choice for Cities

Nowadays many of the people who live in cities and smaller towns see it as only natural for urban areas to be lit up, yet few of them are familiar with the history of urban lighting. The first time candle-lit

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DTE Energy to Upgrade Street Lighting in Ecorse, Michigan

DTE Energy Co., which is involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services, has announced a partnership with the city of Ecorse in Michigan to upgrade street lighting throughout the community. Ecorse was one of 11 communities

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Acuity Announces Larger LED Sources in New Autobahn Roadway Luminaire

The new design eschews the many smaller LEDs and total internal reflection (TIR) optics that are typically used in outdoor lighting and instead employs larger LED sources and glass optics. The new Acuity design can deliver 7000–17,400 lm and apparently

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Philips Signs ‘Largest Street Lighting Upgrade’

CEO Frans van Houten told investors that the division’s performance in North America was “unsatisfactory”, and he has appointed a new head of Philips’ America Lighting business – in the form of Amy Huntington. “The company is in discussion with

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LED Lighting and Sensors Could Be the Future of Street Lighting

In September, Albertslund, Denmark will launch the Danish Outdoor Lighting Lab (DOLL), which will become a massive experiment in both energy efficiency and LED technology.  The DOLL program will light a 5.7 mile stretch of road with sensors that will monitor

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News Updates for the Week of May 6

1.      The Path to 80 Percent Market Share for LED Lights – Increased competition, steady cost reductions and improved technology performance are putting the LED lighting industry on a path to securing an 80 percent market share for lighting by

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News Updates for the Week of April 22

1.    Lightfair or Should I Say LEDfair is This Week – http://www.lightfair.com The Exhibit List can be found at: http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/exhibitor_list/exnamelist.cvn?id=2.This is shaping up to be a fantastic exhibition and conference.Be sure to visit as many as you can and focus

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News Updates for the Week of March 12

1.   Webcast: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool – On April 3 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the U.S. DOE will host a 60-minute live webcast on the Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ssl/financial-tool.html developed by DOE’s Municipal Solid-State

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News Updates for the Week of April 18

1. Marijuana Growing Gobbles Electricity, Study Finds – A new study estimates that indoor pot-growing operations in the United States burn about $5 billion worth of electricity annually, or roughly 1 percent of national power consumption. That’s enough electricity to

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