Article from Energy in Buildings & Industry Magazine – July/August 2012
LED (light-emitting diodes) street lighting can generate energy savings as high as 85 per cent, an independent, global trial of the technology has found. The programme also indicates that citizens of pilot cities prefer LED lighting, citing the social and environmental benefits.
The findings of LightSavers, an independent, two-and-a-half-year global pilot of LED lamps in 15 separate trials across 12 cities including New York, London, Kolkata and Sydney, are presented for the first time in a new report entitled, Lighting the Clean Revolution: The Rise of LED Street Lighting and What it Means for Cities. The report explores the global market status and potential for LED technology and provides guidelines for policymakers and city light managers who want to scale-up and finance large LED retrofits.