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Supposed to be a picture here... Lighting Science Group Completes Initial LED Streetlight Installation in Brazil
... R20 Regions for Climate Action, Lighting Science Group, and Pegasus Capital Advisors reported that they have installed an initial set of 52 LED streetlights in Nova Friburgo, Brazil. The well-attended ceremony illuminated the city’s central square. The group along with their other local partners hope to implement large-scale street lighting projects across Brazil by minimizing the upfront cost of installing new LED streetlights. The streetlights are expected to save over 50% compared to previous energy usage. Politicians and business leaders and hundreds of citizens turned out for the event to see the 52 fixtures illuminated for the first time....
 
 
 
 

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SSL is Winning... We’ve Just Scratched the Surface – Adoption, Science, Integrated controls
... The US Department of Energy recently held its annual Market Development Workshop in Detroit, Michigan, with a few key takeaways for anyone in attendance. We’ve just scratched the surface on adoption – When you’re immersed in the industry, it’s easy to understand the compelling case for LED lighting versus any of the incumbents. LEDs can offer a near perfect replication of the incandescent/halogen color temperature and color rendering, with nearly 50+-times the lifetime and a fraction of the energy use. The payback from the energy savings alone is now measured on the order of a year to two, not the 7-10 years of the past. Versus fluorescents, the color...
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