New York City is replacing its 50 year old, high-pressure sodium bulb street lamp technology with a custom-designed LED-based lamp system. The street lamps were designed to meet the lighting needs of specific locations (street corner, mid-street, and park), and each head utilizes up to 100 separate LED bulbs. The LED units consume 30% less energy and enjoy a lifespan that is twice the length of conventional sodium bulb units.
Testing is scheduled to take place in 2009, with pilot projects launching shortly thereafter.
Dr. Robert Robertson, EcoCentury’s Vice President of Sustainable Planning and Development, was interviewed during the second part of Studio10.tv’s Living Green series. Dr. Robertson discusses the technology and the real energy savings created by the LED lighting technology that we are bringing to market in North America.