2017-03-01

An Intelligent Streetlight for the City of the Future: Infineon Teams Up With Eluminocity

The trend towards urbanization is continuing and it is projected that by 2050 nearly 70 percent of mankind will reside in urban areas. Such demographic changes will impact on a city’s infrastructure, driving requirements for smarter, more secure and energy-efficient solutions. Infineon Technologies AG and eluminocity GmbH have jointly developed an intelligent streetlight to tackle these requirements. In promoting e-mobility, helping to save energy and enabling a connected infrastructure, the streetlight can serve as the backbone for the city of the future.
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2015-05-04

Harry Verhaar: The Blueprint to the Future of Solar LED Lights

Imagine a future where our homes, businesses, and cities are powered completely by the most abundant and unlimited energy resource on earth: the sun. Harry Verhaar, the Philips Lighting Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, is doing just that by creating a blueprint for a future lit by solar-powered, energy-efficient lights. In 2003, Verhaar started the global initiative to phase out inefficient lighting technology in favor of LED lights and has since led Philips to become a world leader in the solar-LED market. With the recent release of PHILIPS NEW LINE OF CONSUMER SOLAR-LED LUMINAIRES, we spoke with Verhaar about the future of solar light and how Philips is playing a role in such an important endeavor.
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2015-01-09

India New Delhi Saves 33 M Units from LED Lights

Domestic users in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) can contribute to 33 million units saving annually if they adopt the use of LEDs, according to a report from The Hindu.
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2015-01-09

India Launches National LED-Based Lighting Program

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced “Prakash Path – way to light” campaign to call for a national energy conservation revolution, according to reports from several Indian news agencies.
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2014-12-26

Massachusetts to Upgrade LED Streetlight on many State Roads

Massachusetts plans to upgrade one-third of its streetlight around the state to LED lights, according to an AP report.
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2014-12-22

India Launches LED Streetlights Upgrade Project in New Delhi

The India’s Union Ministry of Power launches a pilot project to upgrade traditional streetlights into energy-saving LED streetlights as part of the effort to turn New Delhi into a smart city, according to a report of Indian media Niti Central.
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2014-12-17

Town of East Hartford Receives LED Streetlights and Outdoor Lighting Upgrade

Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that it is working with the Town of East Hartford to develop and implement an LED street light and exterior lighting upgrade project at select locations. Under a $2 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) including more than $480,000 in incentives, new street lights are being installed throughout town, and the Public Safety Complex, Community Cultural Center, Town Hall Offices, Terry Pool Park, Town Green Alumni Park and Firehouse #5 will benefit from exterior lighting upgrades resulting in more than 1.6 million kWh in annual electric savings. Further leveraging the resulting energy savings, East Hartford has engaged Ameresco for the duration of the contract to provide on-going maintenance of the new LED fixtures in the case of outages, repair, or damage ensuring the benefits will continue for East Hartford.
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2014-12-15

India Andhra Pradesh State Distributes 820,000 LED Bulbs at US$ 0.16 Price

India Andhra Pradesh state government implements DSM (Demand Side Management) based efficient lighting program (DELP) for domestic households in hope to save energy to the tune of 500 MW daily, according to a Business Standard report.
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2014-12-11

Australia’s Turtle-friendly Red Streetlight Causes Visibility Issues

New turtle-friendly red streetlight at Rifle Range and Windermere Rds roundabout has causes safety concern as the red light lowers visibility, according to a report from News Mail.
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2014-12-09

India Kerala to Install LED Streetlights in 68 Municipalities

The Kerala state government plans to upgrade its traditional streetlights to LED streetlights in 68 municipalities, said Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali in the Assembly earlier on Monday according to a news report from The New Indian Express.
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2014-12-08

Hamilton City to Upgrade LED Streetlights Before Dec. 2015

Hamilton city plans to replace 10,000 outdated streetlights with energy saving LED bulbs using provincial incentives before Dec. 31, 2015, according to a report from The Spectator.
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2014-11-27

Telensa Street Light Controls Selected by Ringway for Hertfordshire County Council’s £6.5m A-road Upgrade

Telensa, the award-winning wireless street lighting control company, has been selected to supply its PLANet street light central management system (CMS) as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s pioneering £6.5m (US $10.26) A-road improvement project, managed by highway services contractor Ringway.
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2014-07-24

UK County Gloucestershire LED Upgrade to Save Millions of Pounds

Gloucestershire County Council in UK has decided to invest £ 21 million (US $35.77 million) to upgrade sodium streetlights to LEDs over a period of five years, according to a report by Gloucestershire Echo.
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2014-07-24

Features of Solar Street Lamp Light Fixtures

Streets are used every day in every neighborhood for vehicles and pedestrians alike. They make passage easier and more orderly for everyone. Since they are found outside they get very dark at night. Keeping them well lit then becomes a priority. Introducing solar street lamps makes the situation a little less dangerous. 
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2014-03-07

The End of UK Streetlighting?

Armin Mayer, Marketing Manager at GE Lighting explores in this article whether UK cities decision to turn off streetlights due to limited budgets is wise.
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2009-04-09

Main Street in Michigan Could See Brighter Days with LED Streetlights

The option to have LED lights replacing the streetlights on Main Street, Romeo, Michigan, U.S. has been discussed by the Romeo Downtown Development Authority (DDA). This idea was brought out by Janine Saputo the DDA Coordinator after she looked into light-emitting diode (LED) lights as a energy efficient lighting option when pursuing a downtown revitalization grant opportunity from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
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2008-08-12

Amherst continues to expand LED streetlight

Recently, in Amherst a local manufacturing firm announced that the company is continuing to do what is possible to make our planet a greener place to live.Chuck Cartmill from C-Vision, who is in the process of developing an LED technology to put into streetlighting said the majority of lighting pollution and wasted energy is from the overheads you see out on the streets, their fixture design is set up to use substantially less energy, but also comply with what is called Dark Skies, so all the light is directed down.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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