Xcel Energy Initiates LED Upgrade in Minnesota

Xcel Energy has started to roll out a large scale LED streetlight upgrade in Minnesota to cut back energy consumption, reported Startribune.
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Xcel Energy Tackles Wisconsin Town Residents Lighting Concerns with Well-Designed LED Streetlights

A U.S. lighting installer Xcel Energy is tackling lighting complaints from residents in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with better designed LED streetlights, reported Leader Telegram.
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Wisconsin City Upgrades to LED Lights

Electric utilities company Xcel Energy will be installing LED streetlights across Wisconsin city Hudson in the U.S., according to a report by Star Observer.
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Xcel Energy Proposes Large Scale Streetlight Replacement Project in Minnesota

Xcel Energy proposed a plan to replace about 100,000 company-owned streetlights with new energy efficient LED lighting. If approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the plan would help communities reduce their streetlight energy use by about half.
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Xcel Energy: Five Trends in Commercial LED Lighting

Have you read Malcolm Gladwell’s longtime-bestseller The Tipping Point? In it, the author discusses the phenomenon where something goes from being marginal to mainstream. For LED (light-emitting diode) lighting, the tipping point has arrived. U.S. Department of Energy statistics show that about 49 million LEDs were installed in the U.S. in 2012 — saving about US $675 million in annual energy costs. And, switching entirely to LED lights over the next two decades could save the US $250 billion in energy costs, reduce electricity consumption for lighting by nearly 50 percent and avoid 1,800 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
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Brooklyn Park tries out LED streetlights

It’s reported that Brooklyn Park and Xcel Energy Co. started an energy saving experiment this week by installing LED bulbs in nine streetlights.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE