Technical Resources

LED technology has improved dramatically over the past ten years, with enhanced manufacturing processes, materials delivering consistently high-quality light output by way of smaller components, and greater interoperability with other digital platforms. Evaluating the expected performance, reliability, and the rapidly changing nature of the technology play a role in the decision making process around an LED conversion.

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    This document provides information for communities considering solar powered street and area lights and in particular it highlights the circumstances in which solar-powered street and area lighting is both a technical and cost-effective option.

    The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium's Model Specification for LED Roadway Luminaires enables cities, utilities, and other local agencies to assemble effective bid documents for LED street lighting products.

    The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium's Model Specification for Networked Outdoor Lighting Control Systems helps cities, utilities, and other local agencies accelerate their adoption of systems that can further reduce the energy and maintenance costs of operating their streetlights.

    DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium released the results of a voluntary web-based inventory survey of public street and area lighting across the U.S., conducted during the latter half of 2013 and intended to improve understanding of the role of public outdoor lighting in national energy use.



Sector:

Education, Local Government, State Government

Barrier:

Identifying or evaluating energy-saving technologies

Tool type:

Toolkit

Technology:

Lighting, Exterior