not taking off very quickly, but it could have a big impact. Raleigh,
NC agreed to the “LED
City” initiative, joining with a company located nearby, Cree Inc.
The initiative is to replace all civic lighting with light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
A few weeks ago, Toronto
up as well. Converting the streetlights in Toronto
should save about six million dollars per year in energy costs.
Arbor is taking a half-step. They are planning
(PDF file) to convert their downtown streetlights. It will
cost about $600,000, but should save $150,000 per year in energy costs.
The project will take two years, involving replacement of