In a survey of 100 US cities and municipalities using LED streetlights, 95% report satisfaction with the overall performance of the lights. The 60% savings (or more if you’re on a movie set) in energy and maintenance costs undoubtedly play a role in the LED streetlight satisfaction.
PR Newswire reports that about 45% of responding cities received funding for the LED project from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is drying up, making future LED project funding harder to find.
The good news is that the price of LED streetlights is becoming more and more affordable and, “on track to hit parity with legacy technology within a few years,” according to PR Newswire.
The survey can be found in the study “United States Smart Infrastructure: LED and Smart Street Lighting.”
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Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.