Cities Want to Use LED Public Lighting to Increase Efficiency
The City Council will review and discuss a proposal at its October 16 meeting to convert Portland's streetlights from metal halides and high-pressure sodium to Led Public lighting(CLASSIC), which has been the goal of the council and the city to reduce Cost and energy consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The Sustainable Development and Transportation Committee identified this project as a priority this year.
After approval by the Board of Directors, the City of New York is preparing to begin the first phase, which includes $4 million for replacing all overhead street lights connected to utility poles throughout the city, as well as some smart city technologies, including public Wi-Fi locations, and external city halls. Lighting, sports field lighting improvements, and decorative lighting pilot projects. This conversion can significantly save energy, reduce street lighting costs by about $1 million for the city, and will improve the overall quality of street lighting and safety. The staff recommended funding for the conversion of the two phases of the project. The second phase, also $4 million, includes additional upgrades for street lights, control of all decorative lights, and other smart city technologies, including more public Wi-Fi locations, intelligent traffic control and environmental sensors.
LED public lighting has the following advantages over old lighting technology:
Energy Savings - LED lights can reduce street lighting usage by 75%.
Better lighting - LED public lighting allows people to see colors more clearly, which makes it easier to identify people and objects on streets and sidewalks.
Reduce glare - It's easy to aim the LEDs to illuminate the light where it should be and avoid illuminating unwanted areas.
Long life - LED public lighting has an extremely long life and reduces overall maintenance costs.
The City of New York is designating a lamp with a warm color temperature of 3000K to avoid metallic blue light associated with certain LEDs. This is in line with the recommendations of the International Dark Sky Association and the American Medical Association.
If you are ready to upgrade to a more efficient lighting system, for more information, please click public lighting.