The 19th century was an exciting time to be alive thanks to the rapid urbanization fueled by the industrial revolution. In 1878, the first electric street light poles were installed in Paris, and since then they have become a common feature in almost all cities in the world. Today, street lights are being upgraded to energy efficient LEDs to improve their functionality. The extra illumination from street lights facilitates safer navigation and promotes a sense of security to people who work and live in the area. We discuss the six things you should know about street light poles before you replace or install them.
Studies show that LED (light emitting diode) lighting can improve municipal streets. There is a notable difference in light quality, energy efficiency, and lifespan, which can curb city costs year-round. LED lighting is used at sites like Times Square and Buckingham Palace, further reinforcing the many advantages of LEDs.
LED Roadway Lighting Is The Future For Municipalities
When you think of outdoor LED lighting projects, you may not realize that municipalities should implement such concepts at least as much as residents and businesses do. LED lights have much to offer cities across the country and around the world. In fact, various places are leading the way at making use of this modern type of lighting, and we can expect other areas to follow suit.
During the holidays we enjoy the bright lights, beautiful décor, and spirit of the season. Unfortunately, these things also come with higher energy bills and a negative impact on the environment. With so many communities switching to decorative LED street lighting, it makes sense to adopt energy saving habits in our homes as well. These energy saving tips can help you enjoy this time of year without giving up your favorite seasonal sights. Continue reading →
Those of us living and administrating in small cities understand the pain that comes with budgeting. Every light, decoration, and utility needs to be considered. This is why LED lights have become such an important commodity to communities all over the U.S. Continue reading →
Most people have been grandfathered into one type of lighting, and neglected to consider all of their options. For a long time, the incandescent bulbs made up the vast majority of lighting options available. Then, the compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) brought us the bulbs synonymous with locker rooms and bad photos everywhere. From here, came the LED bulb. It may have started off weak, but LED lighting has become one of the most innovative options in the world of illumination.
LED lighting is making a major impact on the cities of the world, whether it’s LED lighting in Nevada, or LED lighting in California, or even Tokyo, Japan. One big way that LED lighting is being highlighted in major cities is through architecture, with building designers making liberal use of LED lighting to feature their brand new buildings and bring them solidly into the 21st century. Continue reading →
Why the Municipal LED Lighting Market Has a Bright Future
If you’re like most people, you haven’t given much thought to municipal LED street lighting or LED roadway lighting, but these forms of outdoor lighting design have made roadways safer and the streets of municipalities much safer over the past decade. During that time, efficiency improvements occurred slowly and steadily, while issues related to contrast and visual acuity were repeatedly considered and addressed in research and in improvements made to LED technology. Continue reading →