The pitfalls of savings-based LED street lighting deals

The pitfalls of savings-based LED street lighting deals

Municipal officials who can't afford to pay for the upfront costs of converting to LED street lighting could consider no-money-down alternative schemes in which they pay via yearly installments out of their energy savings – but they should be aware that such arrangements can be tricky.

Global LED domination came early, now what?

Global LED domination came early, now what?

When we started this magazine four years ago, LED was just at the start of the adoption journey. I had just witnessed one of the first LED high bay installations, Birmingham had bravely started a widespread LED rollout for residential streetlighting, and we would see the occasional glimpse of the future through a showcase all-LED supermarket eco-store.

German city goes batty for LED-lit recreational trail

German city goes batty for LED-lit recreational trail

When Wuppertal wanted to convert 14 miles of disused railway into a bike and walking path, it had a problem: Bats lived in the tunnels, they're a threatened species and they don't like light. Digital controls and directional lighting to the rescue.