A cautionary tale with a good light ending

In 2011, the City of Davis California was pursuing a very large carrot on the end of a stick. After much research, the university town learned that it could save $4 million dollars over 15 years by replacing their high-pressure … Continue reading

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Full disclosure on LED street lights

Have you ever seen those pharmaceutical ads that tout revolutionary new cures for various middle aged maladies? Usually placed in magazines or on television, they shill unpronounceable remedies for equally unpronounceable medical conditions. Consider this gripping ad: (Picture of concerned … Continue reading

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Wattage and Light colour issues addressed

Light pollution and harsh light are a result of wattages that are too high and emitter colours that are too white. Both of these issues can be and should be addressed when converting to LEDs. The Street Light Program helps … Continue reading

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The move to LEDs is snowballing

If you were to describe the adoption of LED street lights using the snowball analogy, the snowball would now be the size of a house, with no sign of slowing down. Throw a dart at a map of North America … Continue reading

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When it comes to crime prevention, blue is the new yellow

It’s a proven fact that blue light is effective in increasing levels of serotonin in the human brain – a calming hormone that regulates our moods. Armed with this knowledge, some cities have given their downtown street lights a blue … Continue reading

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Shedding a little light on saving a LOT of money

Who saved $114 every hour of every day last year? The answer is the people of Yonkers, New York. Unlike a lot of cities that try to save money by cutting back, Yonkers simply replaced something: their street lights. In … Continue reading

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