The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that Seattle City Light, Seattle's publicly owned power utility, has been selected to lead a national effort to guide municipalities in evaluating light emitting diode (LED) street lights. The Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium will collect, analyze, and share information and lessons learned about LED street lighting demonstrations to facilitate the adoption of this energy-efficienct technology. Beginning April 20, cities, power providers, and others who invest in street and area lighting were invited to join the consortium and share their experiences through national and regional meetings, Webcasts, Web-based discussion forums, and other means. The goal is to build a repository of valuable field experience and data that will significantly accelerate the learning curve for buying and implementing high-quality, energy-efficient LED street lights. This DOE effort is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

To learn more about the Consortium and membership, visit the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium page.

Source: The U.S. Department of Energy