UK to Trial Mesh Sensor System with LED Streetlighting to Make It Smart Lighting

With councils in UK facing challenges with large-scale budget cuts, they are considering using a mesh sensor system, that can be installed in the existing streetlights, to reduce costs. UK is expected to turn into a full-fledged smart city within

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Smart Cameras Will Help Spokane Light Its Roads More Intelligently

Fresh off a smart lighting project in which it relies in part on intelligence sent by remote IBM Watson computers, controls company Echelon is now also beefing up its ability to think on its own, as it has installed a

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How LED Lighting Can Transform USA

Only 10% of USA’s streetlights have been converted from the traditional sodium lights to LED lights in the past few years, despite the fact that LED lights can save up to 50% more energy than the sodium lights. The District

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Connected Streetlight Makes Lost Signal a Thing of the Past

With mobile phone traffic expected to grow nine times over by the year 2022, mobile operators are struggling to keep up with the levels of broadband coverage required. Unto the breach steps a new smart lightpole, which offers network coverage,

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American Council of Health Replies to AMA’s LED Report

In June 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) warned against using high-intensity LED streetlights due to its negative impact on sleep and overall health safety. However, the ACH believes that these concerns are puzzling and rather overblown. The AMA report

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LED Streetlights Reach Chennai Suburb

At a time when India is planning to emerge as the LED capital, not only major cities are installing LED street lighting, the small towns and suburbs are also switching over to LED street lighting. In August 2016, Chief Minister

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NY Government Agencies Collaborate on LED Streetlight Installations

The NY State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the NY State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that a section of Central Avenue in Colonie, Albany County, will get new LED street lights to enhance visibility and safety, as

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DOE Responds to AMA LED Streetlight Warning

As explained in the DOE Fact Sheet True Colors, there’s nothing inherently different about the blue light emitted by LEDs; that is, at the same power and wavelength, electromagnetic energy is the same, regardless of source type. And as the

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GE’s Current Extends Smart City Deal with China’s Tianjin

A new MOU between the two parties calls for Tianjin to extend the use of smart LED street lights beyond the city’s central business district, which has been operating a Current intelligent lighting scheme since late last year. Tianjin, a

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Minnesota to Convert 100,000 Streetlights to LEDs

Xcel Energy, the largest electric company in Minnesota, intends to replace all of its 100,000 streetlights across the state with energy-efficient LEDs — part of a proposed $100 million, five-year streetlight upgrade in all eight states it serves. In Minneapolis,

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Canada to Spend CA $13M (US $9.29M) on LED Street Lights

Local municipalities to convert 42,000 street lights to LED bulbs starting this year, to conserve energy and save on operating costs. Pending final budget approval in some of the municipalities, a request for proposals to complete the work is expected

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India to Cut Half of its Energy Bill with LED Streetlights

India’s Panaji state cabinet decided to switch all conventional streetlights to LED. The conversion will cost about US $13.9 million. The project will be executed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) within six months, reported the Times of India. Conventional

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Binghamton, New York Kicks Off 7K LED Streetlights Switch

Several test LED lights were installed in the city earlier in mid- 2015. The project will cost US $4 million but the energy and maintenance savings will offset the expense in the long run. The project is expected to be

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GE’s Intelligent Streetlight Comes to NYC

Watch the video… Connecting a city to the Industrial Internet drives the change that can help turn challenges into opportunities. From parking optimization to more efficient emergency responses and more, the possibilities are endless. Imagine if your street light could

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LED Streetlighting to Save Gloucestershire £17 Million

Skanska has started work to install 55,000 energy-saving LED streetlights throughout Gloucestershire. The upgrade is expected to save around £17 million over the next 12 years. As part of a pilot scheme, the first LED lights in the £41 million

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Georgia Power Lighting Initiates LED Streetlighting Project in Ohio City

Georgia Power announced it has rolled out a LED lighting upgrade for approximately 12,500 high pressure sodium lights in City of Columbus in Ohio. The upgrades are part of Georgia Power’s statewide initiative to upgrade 400,000 streetlights with LEDs in

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Kingston, NY Approves $ 2.1M Loan for LED Streetlights Replacement

The city nicknamed as K-Town in Ulster County, New York. The Common Council approved the city’s borrowing of $ 2.1 million to install 2,420 streetlights LED streetlights throughout the city. Early on, the council approved borrowing $ 105,000 for design

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DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on Portland, OR’s LED Streetlight Conversion from HPS

The Portland Bureau of Transportation was an early investigator of LED street lighting and one of the first public agencies to join DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, so learning how the city addressed the challenges it encountered can be

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EU Drives Take-Up of LED Streetlights Through EPC

The EU-backed Streetlight-EPC initiative aims to stimulate use of energy performance contracting (EPC) to drive take-up of energy-efficient streelighting refurbishment. The project hopes to get 36 EPC projects up and running in nine regions across the EU, triggering investments worth

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The Climate Group Calls for All City Street Lighting to Switch to LED by 2025

The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC, launched its new major global campaign LED = Lower Emissions Delivered, to encourage local governments, cities and utilities to embrace the carbon and cost benefits of switching to LED.

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