(PRWEB UK) 7 October 2013
It has been reported by New Street Lights on October 3 that Livermore in California has undergone a large-scale retrofit of its street lights following a successful pilot scheme. Following this scheme, the city has now installed around 6,200 LED streetlights, converting nearly all of its current high pressure sodium streetlights. This recent move is expected to save 46 percent of the city’s energy consumption, saving them an annual $208,690.
A five-year pilot scheme, which was implemented prior to this recent installation, saw the demonstration of these energy efficient lights installed in the streetlights on three streets in the city. The demonstration was launched in an attempt to inform local residents about the benefits of LED bulbs, as well as welcoming input and feedback on the proposed retrofit.
A city official told New Street Lights that:
“The project will help reduce operational costs, reach climate action plan goals, increase health and safety, help residents and businesses save money, and provide workforce development options.
Speaking of the recent installation, engineering manager for the City of Livermore, Mohammad Pournia, told New Street Lights that:
“The remaining streetlights in the city’s inventory are decorative and we plan to eventually replace those as well.”
The lighting specialists at Visible Lighting are renowned for their high quality LED lighting products, and so closely follow industry news. As such, the company were interested in this recent story. A spokesperson for the company shared their thoughts:
“LED light bulbs are renowned for their energy efficiency and as such many cities and towns have decided to install these bulbs to benefit from the energy savings. It is welcome news that another city has decided to install energy efficient LED light bulbs and raise awareness of the benefits of these light bulbs. Homes and businesses can also make use of the significant energy savings that these bulbs can bring and save money on their electricity bills. We look forward to seeing more cities install these energy efficient light bulbs.”
Visible Lighting was established with a view to providing high quality lighting at affordable prices. Supplying a multitude of energy saving products, the company specialises in LED lighting including LED strip lights, LED ceiling and wall lights, LED flood lights as well as commercial LED lighting. All products take advantage of the latest technology, providing customers with the best value for money. Visible Lighting places customer service as its top priority, regularly expanding its product lines.