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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Albuquerque, NM Streetlights to Go LED

Old streetlights will be replaced under a 15-year deal with Citelum, which has worked on similar projects in cities including Paris and Copenhagen. Citelum has spent the last 12 months developing a “lighting masterplan” for Albuquerque, beginning with an inventory

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Worldwide Streetlights to Grow from 315M to 359M units by 2026

There are currently 315 million total streetlights in the world. This number will grow to 359 million total streetlights by 2026 with new and more efficient LED streetlighting expected to be $57 billion. LED streetlights will transform cities and municipalities

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Montreal Opts for Less Intense LED Lighting for Residential Areas

The city of Montreal, after weeks of debate and dilemma, has finally decided to cancel the plan to install high-intensity LED lighting, replacing 132,000 streetlights citywide, over fears that the blue-white LED light can cause health problems and add to

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Detroit Completes Citywide 65,000 LED Streetlight Upgrade

The relighting of Detroit – a city that just three years ago was in chronic darkness – has been completed on time and under budget. The Public Lighting Authority (PLA) on Thursday installed the last of 65,000 new LED streetlights,

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Chicago to Replace 270,000 High Pressure Sodium Lights by End of December

The Chicago Smart Lighting Project is designed to enhance public safety and quality of life for all Chicagoans by providing better, more reliable outdoor lighting along with speeding up responsiveness to streetlight service requests. The Smart Lighting Project is being

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Fremont, CA: 14,000-Plus Streetlights Will Be Subbed with LEDs

City officials say the conversion will start late this month or early October, and the bulk of work will be done by the end of the year. In all, 14,279 streetlights and 710 park lights will have their HPS lamp

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Xcel Rolls Out LED Fixtures in City Lights in Minnesota

Xcel Energy this week begins installing more energy efficient LED fixtures in 90,000 company-owned streetlights in nearly 350 communities throughout the Twin Cities and in Minnesota from high-pressure sodium. Xcel’s changeover in Minnesota is part of a broader LED conversion

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New Plan to Bring Better and Safer Lighting to Downtown St. Louis

There is a new $4 million plan to make Downtown St. Louis safer, and it is not supposed to cost taxpayers a dime. For a while it was just a lot of talk, until Chris Sanna was shot leaving a

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Silver Spring Expands IoT in Providence, Deploys 17,000 Smart Street Lights

Silver Spring Networks is deploying its Starfish smart energy networking platform in Providence, Rhode Island, beginning with the installation of 17,000 smart street lights. The smart streetlight deployment is intended to help the city improve public safety and lower energy

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AMA Urges Minimization of Blue-Emission from LED Streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) says that some LED streetlights are harmful to human health and the environmental. The AMA has officially taken a stand against light pollution and promoted the public awareness of the pervasive nighttime lighting’s adverse health

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Kinston, North Carolina Plan to Upgrade to LED Streetlights

The city has installed nearly 800 LED streetlights, which were installed in 2011 after receiving grants. The city’s new public service has requested close to $600,000 for an upcoming budget to replace the remaining 1,200 lights in the city. The

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Nashua, NH Converting All Streetlights to LEDs

The Board of Aldermen approved an expenditure of $1,455,694 for the project, which will be completed by Siemens Industry Inc. of Austin, Texas. Work on the streetlights is expected to be complete in about six months, according to the contract.

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Cree XSP HO Series Delivers Breakthrough 25 Percent Performance Increase

Cree, Inc. extends its street lighting portfolio, delivering more performance and efficiency breakthroughs with the next generation of its new Cree® XSP HO Series. Leveraging the innovations from the existing Cree XSP Series LED street light platform, the new XSP

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ComEd Plans to Replace 18,000 Streetlights with New LED Streetlights

Commonwealth Edison Company plans to replace nearly 18,000 ComEd-owned streetlights with new smart-ready LED streetlights in more than 50 Illinois municipalities. The upgraded technology is provided through ComEd’s Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program at no costs to municipalities within ComEd’s

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Chicago Announces Plans to Switch to LED Streetlights

The Chicago Smart Lighting Project outlined the initiative’s goal to update 270,000 city lights in the next four years. Currently, there are approximately 348,500 outdoor lights across Chicago, including street, alley, viaduct, pathway and lakefront lights. The city plans to

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Xcel Energy Switching to LED Streetlights in Grand Forks

Xcel Energy started installing LED lights in the North Dakota cities of Minot, Berthold, Burlington and Des Lacs earlier this month and hope to convert streetlights in Fargo in April. In all, nearly 3,500 streetlights will be upgraded in North

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JEA Installing Energy Efficient LED Streetlights Throughout Jacksonville

The LED streetlights are more expensive than the current high-pressure sodium ones used now but are brighter, designed to last longer and promise an ultimate saving of at least $1 million annually in electricity costs to the city once all

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Raleigh, NC Historic Neighborhoods Square Off Over LED Streetlights

As Raleigh installs new, energy-saving streetlights in most parts of town, residents of some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods are turning up their noses at the replacements as too bright and just too modern. The city last fall launched a

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Camas, WA Begins Replacing Its Streetlights with LEDs

The $3 million project will replace about 2,000 “cobra head” streetlights and about 1,100 “acorn” lights — the more decorative ones. The cobra head lights are expected to be fully in place by mid-March, and the acorn lights, which are

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