California-Based City to Upgrade 6,000 Streetlights to LEDs

By: Portia Higgins Friday June 10, 2016 comments

Chico, the most populated city in California, partners up with PGE in switching all the streetlights to LED lamps, reported KRCR News . The conversion is expected to cost the city US 1.17 million. An internal municipal fund will cover most of the cost, totaling at US 1.31 million. Meanwhile, PGE will utilize the incentive through the LED Streetlight Turn0Key Replacement Program to cover US $145,950. Chico accommodates nearly 7,000 streetlights in the city and 4,700 out of the total lights are owned by the city. PGE owns about 2,300... Read More


Ephesus Upgrades Hawkins Field of Vanderbilt University with LED Lighting System

By: Portia Higgins Tuesday May 24, 2016 comments

ower management company Eaton today announced that the home field of the Vanderbilt University mens baseball team, Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tennessee, has installed an advanced light-emitting diode ( LED ) system designed to enhance the viewing experiences for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent. The Vanderbilt University's Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tennessee was upgraded with LED s from Ephesus. (Photo Courtesy of Eaton) The Commodores opened their season under the Ephesus... Read More


LED Technology Serves Rapidly Growing Horticultural Market

By: Portia Higgins Monday May 9, 2016 comments

Horticultural research has established that radiation at some relatively narrow spectral bands can optimize chlorophyll absorption in plants that in turn drives the photosynthesis process critical to plant growth. Both packaged LED manufacturers and makers of solid-state lighting (SSL) finished products are moving to capture a slice of what is a rapidly growing marketplace. Meanwhile, researchers continue to work to understand how other wavelengths might further boost productivity in greenhouses and indoor commercial plant farms. The... Read More


Green LED Embedded Fishnets Can Prevent Sea Turtle Deaths

By: Portia Higgins Friday April 1, 2016 comments

Illuminating fishing nets is a cost-effective means of dramatically reducing the number of sea turtles getting caught and dying unnecessarily, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have found. Dr Jeffrey Mangel, a Darwin Initiative research fellow based in Peru, and Professor Brendan Godley, from the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the University's Penryn Campus, were part of a team of researchers who found that attaching green battery powered light-emitting diodes ( LED ) to gillnets used by a small-scale fishery... Read More




Archives


Subscribe

rss