Kent Council rakes in savings with massive LED project

Kent Council rakes in savings with massive LED project

​Kent County Council is the process of converting thousands of street lights, lit signs and bollards to LED, a large-scale project that is set to save the local authority millions in the medium to long-term by cutting energy consumption by up to 70 per cent.

Scientists probe how LEDs can create sweeter tomatoes

Scientists probe how LEDs can create sweeter tomatoes

Four horticultural lighting trials have been launched in the Netherlands, using colored LEDs.

Dutch companies Villa Gerbera, Gebr. Koot BV, Together2Grow and Slijkerman are testing the solid-state lighting on tomatoes, as well as a string of other plants.

Bird-friendly LED island unveiled in the Netherlands

Bird-friendly LED island unveiled in the Netherlands

The picturesque island of Ameland, in the Netherlands, has been fitted with energy efficient LED street lighting system, featuring a light spectrum specially designed to be friendly to migrating birds. The new lighting infrastructure represents a major milestone in helping Ameland achieve its ambitious sustainability goals by saving energy and reducing light pollution.

Mexican LED firm aims to light Donald Trump’s wall

Mexican LED firm aims to light Donald Trump’s wall

Famously, President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail in 2016 that he would build a wall on the US border and make Mexico pay for it. Unsurprisingly, the Mexican government is not exactly sold on that arrangement, but this hasn’t stopped a small and enterprising Mexican LED firm from eyeing a potential deal.