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.

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.

LEDs drive 'smart city' in bold Danish experiment

LEDs drive 'smart city' in bold Danish experiment

Dignitaries officially switch on the much anticipated testbed near Copenhagen, where street lamps will provide much more than lighting. As Apple once exhorted, it's time to 'think different.'

Public spending for lighting 'needs to move indoors’

Public spending for lighting 'needs to move indoors’

It’s time to stop thinking of energy savings as our main goal for lighting, and start thinking about how lighting can make our lives more meaningful through better health, happiness and academic achievements, says an industry expert.

LED streetlights play digital detective in Denmark

LED streetlights play digital detective in Denmark

Ask the average person to quickly summarise the benefits of LED lighting, and the answer could well be energy savings. But the digital technology will soon strut its other stuff as it helps detect everything from air pollution to criminal activity in a streetlight experiment near Copenhagen.