Atlantic City gambles on LEDs to fight crime, slash energy costs

Atlantic City gambles on LEDs to fight crime, slash energy costs

Atlantic City, the New Jersey seaside gambling city with one of the highest crime rates in the U.S., is the latest municipality to switch to LED public lighting, as it gambles that the brighter technology will make its streets safer while also cutting electricity and maintenance bills.

DoE funds LED and OLED research

The US Department of Energy is funding nine research and development projects to help accelerate the development of high-quality LED and OLED technology.

Senegal gets solar-powered streetlights

Senegal gets solar-powered streetlights

Senegal is investing in solar-powered streetlighting, with a rollout of  approximately 1,500 solar panels in the capital, Dakar and six other regions in the interior of the country.

Insolvent Hess to quit stock exchange

Insolvent Hess to quit stock exchange

German architectural luminaire maker Hess has begun insolvency proceedings in the German courts.

The outdoor lighting specialist has also applied to leave the Frankfurt stock market after a humiliating fall from grace in which company profits were allegedly overstated to ensure a successful flotation last October.