Street Lights & Municipal Lighting

“Los Angeles will save $10 Million per year, reduce 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere and create sustainable jobs over 5 years”

President Clinton and the Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa launch one of the largest LED street lighting retrofit in the United States. This project includes retrofitting 140,000 street lights with energy efficient LED lamps. This is part of the Clinton Climate initiative and will serve as a model case study for many other cities.

Beaumont, California enters the third year of a comprehensive street-light upgrade project while Urbandale and Ankeny, Iowa jointly win an EECBG award for SSL street lights.

The city of Beaumont, California began an LED street-light upgrade project in 2008 and hopes to complete the installations in 2011 using fixtures manufactured by the Stresscrete Group. A US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) totaling $290,860 will allow the cities of Urbandale and Ankeny, Iowa to retrofit street lights with solid-state lighting (SSL) with a goal of

“40% energy savings”

Beaumont recently posted an article about the LED street-light project on its city web site proclaiming the LED lights as “the talk of the town.” With LEDs, the city sought to both reduce energy costs and comply with a Dark Sky ordinance that the city adopted back in 2005 and that was highlighted in another recent web article from the city. The city notes that the 163 LED street lights that it has already installed do a better job of focusing the light on the ground compared to the high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights that were replaced.

Beaumont has utilized a mixture of decorative post-top LED luminaires in areas such as the city’s Old Town area along with cobra head luminaires for roadway lighting. According to an article on the New Streetlights website, the city has already installed around 200 King Luminaire fixtures from Stresscrete and will add 32 more luminaires this year. Electrical contractor Beaumont Electric is buying and installing the fixtures.

The City of Ann Arbor spent years working with LED street lighting vendors to perfect a retrofit for its beautiful Lumec globe lights.
“The expected payoff for this effort is that the 1,600 new LED street lights will save the city more than $100,000 a year in energy and maintenance-cost savings and reduce energy use for street lighting by 50 percent, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,425 tons annually”
“The decision to switch to LED lighting was based on three years of extensive research on the energy and maintenance-cost savings associated with LED lighting; citizen surveys and a successful trial of 25 LED lights spanning a city block,” said Mayor John Hieftje.
As a result of the trial, the city was awarded a $630,000 grant from the Ann Arbor Downtown Authority to fund LED retrofits for all the downtown globe lights. The city is moving forward with LED lighting in a variety of applications indoors and out.
working with LED street lighting vendors to perfect a retrofit for its beautiful Lumec globe lights.

“The expected payoff for this effort is that the 1,600 new LED street lights will save the city more than $100,000 a year in energy and maintenance-cost savings and reduce energy use for street lighting by 50 percent, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,425 tons annually”

“The decision to switch to LED lighting was based on three years of extensive research on the energy and maintenance-cost savings associated with LED lighting; citizen surveys and a successful trial of 25 LED lights spanning a city block,” said Mayor John Hieftje.
As a result of the trial, the city was awarded a $630,000 grant from the Ann Arbor Downtown Authority to fund LED retrofits for all the downtown globe lights. The city is moving forward with LED lighting in a variety of applications indoors and out.

LARGEST STREET LIGHT PROGRAM IN LATIN AMERICA: 25,507 LED STREET LIGHTS TO BE INSTALLED

Dec 10, 2010
The Mexican municipality of Othón P. Blanco in the state of Quintana Roo has announced plans to install 25,507 GE Evolve LED street lights in what it claims will be the largest installation of LED street lights in Latin America. Quintana Roo Governor Félix González Canto announced the SSL street light project and a goal of saving 51% in energy usage. Canto linked the plan to the Mexican government’s Special 2009-2012 Climate Change Program. The street light retrofit will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the municipality claiming that the reduction is “the equivalent of taking the approximately 40,000 cars that operate throughout Othón Blanco off the roads in a 10-year period.”

The greenhouse emissions angle is particularly important in Mexico as the country’s economy would be adversely impacted by climate change. The 2009 annual report of the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) notes that 71% of the Mexican GDP is at risk from climate change.
”Governments have a responsibility to seek efficient solutions to meet our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals,” said Municipal President of Othón P. Blanco, Andrés F. Ruiz Morcillo. “It is our job at all levels of government to support the country’s growth and the well-being of our citizens. LEDs are the future of lighting solutions and Chetumal and its municipality are setting the standards for other cities in Latin America and the world to follow.”

Anchorage LED retrofits shine: new lights save energy, money, salmon and health

Publication Date: 01-AUG-09 / Alaska Business Monthly
Call it a revolution in lighting. As energy prices continue to soar and concerns about a sustainable environment grow, Anchorage is following suit with other cities across the nation and world, investing millions of dollars to replace out-of-date street lamps with Beta light emitting diode (LED) lighting that saves energy, protects the environment, reduces maintenance costs and provides better light quality for improved visibility and safety.
“Current LED technology provides between 50 percent and 60 percent cost savings through simple retrofits of existing HPS fixtures”
“…When combined with centralized control systems used to dim streetlights, depending on the weather and time of day, in some instances, studies show Anchorage energy savings approaching 75 percent over its HPS system”

In a city where about 85 days per year have less than eight hours of daylight, energy efficient lighting is especially critical, though LED lighting is also being looked at in cities that are not daylight challenged. Across the country, 61 million to 68 million roadway lamps turn on each night, with utilities, municipalities and state governments consuming 1 percent of the country’s electricity to light roadways. Roadway lighting also consumes 1.3 percent of all end-use lighting and can account for up to 40 percent of a city’s
… full story @ Alaska Business monthly

 

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