It's a streetlight! It's a car charger! It's from BMW!

It's a streetlight! It's a car charger! It's from BMW!

Traditional lighting companies are already threatened by internet companies. Now they'll have to compete against auto giants too. The German car maker unveils a Swiss army knife of digital convergence – a combo LED streetlamp and electric vehicle charger.

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.