Latest Tech News & Reviews About LED Streetlights

Nichia makes batwing LED for street lighting

Nichia has saved you from buying secondary optics by making an LED with a batwing beam. Intended for street and outdoor lighting, the device is called NVSW119AT-D1 and is 7.1×4.96mm, and 3.95mm high. Typically 138 lm is produced at 350mA (3V forward). The beam pattern is…

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LED streetlights switched in historic Leipzig

Braun Lighting Solutions of Berlin has worked with Future Lighting Solutions to install LED lighting in the historic Schinkel street lights in the city of Leipzig, writes Richard Wilson. The Schinkel lamps have been a fixture in the city since the industrial revolution in the mid-19th century, and the…

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Modular LED street lighting

Makers of LED optics are vying for business as streetlight buyers discover the benefits of solid-state lighting, writes Technology Editor Steve Bush. It is not necessarily efficiency that make streetlight aficionados sit up, as starkly yellow old-tech low-pressure sodium lights offer 300 lm/W, compared with 100…

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Life cycle and energy costs of street lighting

By Steve Bush (click on image to expand) The city of Pittsburgh is replacing all of its streetlights, and a friend drew my attention to a report from the University of Pittsburgh on life cycle and energy costs of street lighting, including with LEDs. The report is a year old…

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LEDs take over Frankfurt

Last week I attended the Light + Building trade show in Frankfurt and found myself thinking that it should be renamed the LED + Building show. LEDs were everywhere. It was actually a struggle to find a stand without LED products at the show, although in many cases they’d been simply…

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