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Smart Streetlights? The city of Los Angeles says yes to LED lights
Los Angeles, CA – The City of Los Angeles has implemented a LED Streetlight Replacement Program to reduce energy and maintenance costs.
In six years, the LA Bureau of Street Lighting has replaced over 165,000 existing streetlight fixtures with LED units and plans to add chips with GPS capability that will connect streetlights to its Service Request System to remotely report lights out. Maintenance and energy savings are expected to generate a seven year return on investment with no adverse impact to the General Fund.
“The importance of the LED Conversion Program cannot be overstated. It is a shining example of how green technology can be both environmentally responsible and cost effective,” said Ed Ebrahimian, Director of the Bureau of Street Lighting. “With the LED program, we have transformed the night landscape of the City of Los Angeles, made our city safer and pedestrian friendly at night, reduced sky glow, and have exceeded our initial program goals on both energy efficiency and CO2
Many residents, community groups, and the Los Angeles Police Department welcome the new white LED light, which illuminate most of the streets while reducing light pollution.
The LA Bureau of Street Lighting LED program has served as a model for other cities.
For additional information:
City of Los Angeles
Bureau of Street Lighting