OLD CITIES - NEW LIGHTS
Advancements in technology continue to develop and change the world and our lives. From smart phones, flat screen television sets, world wide web, and other things we do, we are experience change on a daily basis.
As a testament to this trend, many cities around the world are beginning to replace old yellow incandescent arc lamps, high pressure sodium (HPS) vapor or high-intensity discharge (HID) street lamps with with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.
Aside from all the money being saved, what does it really mean for governments to switch to LED street lamp? LEDs have the potential to be brighter and improve road safety. In comparison to the old yellow halogen street lamps, the light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs create brighter and crisper illumination by focusing the light onto the road and not the surroundings. On top of that, LEDs are currently the most efficient way (both in terms of power consumed and heat emitted) of generating light.
Local Government Initiatives
Minneapolis, MN – Sustainability Initiative
Hennepin County, MN – Cool County Initiative
Boulder, CO – Climate Action Plan
Seattle, WA – Climate Action Plan
Cambridge, MA – Climate Protection Initiatives
Santa Monica, CA – Sustainable Santa Monica
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