The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium shares technical information and experiences related to LED street and area lighting demonstrations and serves as an objective resource for evaluating new products on the market intended for those applications. Cities, power providers, and others who invest in street and area lighting are invited to join the Consortium and share their experiences. 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 lighting. Consortium members are part of an international knowledge base and peer group, receive updates on Consortium tools and resources, receive the Consortium E-Newsletter, and help steer the work of the Consortium by participating on a committee. Learn more about the Consortium.
Lessons from Leading-Edge Projects: Watch this video to learn how the City of Los Angeles installed more than 141,000 LED streetlights – cutting energy use by 63% and saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs. For more details on LED street lighting programs in small, medium, and large cities, view the Member Case Study webinar, or check out The Light Post archives.
Financing Guidance for LED Street Lighting Programs: Financing an LED street lighting replacement program still presents a hurdle for many system owners, even when the planned transition offers favorable economics. A new section of the Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium website provides an introduction to the various financing models and tools that are becoming available, case studies of municipalities that have used those tools, and links to resources that offer additional information.