NYC goes green with LED Streetlights


How cool is this!

Using LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights is like “going green” for lighting - it saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. NYC was a bit behind on the LED phenom, but now they’re one-upping Ann Arbor, Michigan - the first US city to go 100% LED — by not only using LED’s, but designing NYC-exclusive streetlight poles.

The NYC Department of Transportation worked in cooperation with the Office for Visual Interaction to design the lamps, which will take advantage of over 100 LEDs each. The LEDs are arrayed in a four-point lighting solution that can be customized to cast a variety of footprints, and tailored for streets or parks or other locations.

NYC’s LED pilot program begins with a paltry six streetlights, but, if it’s a success, all 300,000 of the city’s streetlights may one day be swapped with the new LED lamps. The future is looking bright after all.

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