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LED news and insight from our technology editor Steve Bush, who has been messing with LED lighting for more years than he would care to remember.

Latest Tech News & Reviews About LED Streetlights

40W streetlight offers 4,000 lm from Osram LEDs

Slovakian lighting firm FuturoLighting, is to use LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors in its StreetStick street light. Each luminaire is fitted with two 20W LED modules, each with 12 Oslon Square leds. “The luminaire can achieve a brightness above 4,000 lm at color temperatures between 4,000 and 5…

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Cree's streetlight breaks $100 barrier

For $99, Cree will sell you a XSPR streetlight, the latest in its XSP series. 25 and 42W versions are intended to replace up to 100W high-pressure sodium street lights, and have a 10 year warranty in the US. Colour temperatures options are 5,700K (2,700 or 4…

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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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Lumileds to show Luxeon R for street and industrial lighting

Lumileds has launched Luxeon R, a lighting LED designed for outdoor and industrial applications such as streetlights, high-bay lights, wall packs and bollards, writes Steve Bush. For these uses, the colour rendering/efficacy trade-off is set in favour of efficacy, although minimum colouring index is still 70…

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Taiwan puts LEDs on streets to boost economy

Part of Taiwan’s economic stimulus package announced last week is to install 320,000 LED-based street-lights on the island, writes David Manners. The measure is one of a series of measures introduced by vice premier Sean Chen to boost high-tech industry. Taiwan’s economy grew over…

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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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Thorn Lighting targets LED streetlights with Hess deal

Hess AG and Thorn Lighting have signed an agreement which gives Thorn the rights to market the Hess brand in UK & Ireland, including Hess’ entire outdoor lighting and site furnishing ranges, writes Richard Wilson. Hess and Thorn launched their new partnership at this year’s LuxLive exhibition in London…

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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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