Amerlux Lights Path From NYC to Chicago

Cities Demand Avista Retrofits Before $831B Government Relief Expires OAKLAND, N.J. – Feb. 27, 2018 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today its Avista pedestrian light engine has nearly lit 800 miles around the country—in less than four

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Chicago Smart LED Street Lighting Installation Underway

The city-wide smart LED street lighting initiative intends to replace over 270,000 existing outdated High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) light fixtures with new energy-efficient LED lights. The project also will install an internet-connected lighting management system that automatically reports outages and other

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Avista Receives U.S. Patent Protection

Amerlux’s Game-Changing Pedestrian Lights Reduce Energy Up to 75% OAKLAND, N.J. – Nov. 14, 2017 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has been granted U.S. patent protection for intellectual property incorporated into its game-changing Avista pedestrian

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Philips Gearing Up to Tap LED Street Lighting Market in India

Philips is developing a range of LED street lighting products to suit the requirements of the Indian street lighting market. It is also planning to increase its presence in India in the lighting space and create more awareness about LED

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Street Lighting Key to Ambitious $126 Million Smart City Scheme in Dijon

Dijon, famous for zesty mustard, is now spreading something else with vim and vigor: smart city technology. The Burgundy city in eastern France is joining with neighboring towns on a €105 million ($126 million) information technology project intended to improve

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Reminder: Webinar Series on DOE Sky Glow Investigation

DOE’s SSL Program is hosting two upcoming webinars to present and discuss the results of a recently released investigation of LED street lighting’s impact on sky glow. Both webinars will start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time)

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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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