LED Street Lights Are Energy Savers

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High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) work by the standard of electric driven release. HID lights make more effective lighting resembling the alike convention as the sun lightweight and are energy efficient

The benefits of converting to LED street lights are many:

Carbon neutral local government is about taking responsibility for your carbon footprint and emissions. Going carbon neutral is a powerful way of demonstrating leadership and pricing carbon helps make the case for business decisions that support the transformation towards a cleaner economy.


  • The LED lights have a lifespan of 20 years compared to the old high pressure sodium lights that had to be replaced every six years
  • The LED lights use 50 to 60 per cent less energy compared to the traditional street lights
  • For an average city, LED street lights will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 324,000 tonnes over 20 years

Citizens experiences

Citizens may see a change because of the span of where the lights go is different than the high pressure sodium. The light is brighter, more efficient and more direct

Conversion program

It may also be a good time for a city to update their lighting standards and policies to reflect current practices and standards. Turning this into the conversion program is wise. Beyond a conversion program, the city should consider LED lighting on new projects such as those born from development and local improvement.

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2 Responses to LED Street Lights Are Energy Savers

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I would like to add few to your list.

    1. Ecologically Friendly – LED Lighting Is Much More Eco-Friendly
    LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials like e.g mercury that are dangerous for the environment.

    LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, and will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life time span mentioned above means also that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A big step towards a greener future!

    2. Durable Quality – LED Illumination Can Withstand Rough Conditions
    LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions.

    Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions and exposure to weather, wind, rain or even external vandalism, traffic related public exposure and construction or manufacturing sites.

    3. Zero UV Emissions – LED Lighting Features Close to No UV Emissions
    LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions.

    Because of this, LED lighting is highly suitable not only for goods and materials that are sensitive to heat due to the benefit of little radiated heat emission, but also for illumination of UV sensitive objects or materials such a in museums, art galleries, archeological sites etc.

    4. Operational in Extremely Cold or Hot Temperatures
    LED are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. For fluorescent lamps, low temperatures may affect operation and present a challenge, but LED illumination operates well also in cold settings, such as for outdoor winter settings, freezer rooms etc.

    5. Low-Voltage – LED Lighting Can Run on Low-Voltage Power Supply
    A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings, by connecting an external solar-energy source and is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.

  2. I found it interesting that you state that it’s important to take responsibility for your carbon footprint and emissions. My brother is building a house in a developing subdivision and wants to make sure they are doing everything they can to reduce their toll on the planet. I will send him this information so he can push for quality, eco-friendly street lighting for his neighborhood.

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