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phoenix testing green street lighting

Phoenix has recently created it’s first “green light district” in downtown, the city is testing new high efficiency LED streetlights that use fraction of the energy compared to standard incandescent streetlights. Streetlights are a major drain to our nation’s electric grid by replacing old lighting technology with state of the art LED streetlights, cities can reduce their energy bills and their carbon footprint at the same time. The pilot program put together by the city of Phoenix is testing different brands of LED streetlights along North Third St between Garfield and McKinley. The goal of the test is to determine the highest quality LED streetlights on the market to eventually convert the entire city of LED street lighting. LED streetlights can make a big difference, wouldn’t you...

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Seattle buys into LED street lighting

Seattle announced that they would be switching to LED streetlights by investing 6 million dollar of federal stimulus money into replacing 40,000 HPS (high pressure sodium) streetlights to high effiencey LEDs. It’s estimated that the transition to LED streetlights will take between 4 to 6 years. The mayor of Seattle, understands that LED streetlights don’t get as hot as HPS light bulbs. Heat is a key indicator of energy loss. LED streetlights not only save the city on energy costs but also last up to 10 years longer than standard HPS streetlights which reduces annual maintenance costs. If more cities across the US invest in LED streetlights not only would it generate millions of negawatts (negative watts) but it would make LED lights more affordable since the manufacturing volume would increase. What do you think about LED Streetlights? Is your city considering replacing old HPS lamps to LED...

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