Team selected for Seattle street light visibility study

Date Announced: 01 Sep 2011

Continuum Industries, Clanton & Associates, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute have announced they will conduct a solid-state lighting (SSL) and control system street light demonstration project to begin in the fall of 2011 in Seattle, Wash.

The project will provide in-situ testing, community feedback, and contribute valuable information in support of Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and International Commission on Illumination (CIE) street lighting illumination guidelines in North America and Europe.

The study will build on prior tests conducted by the team in Anchorage, San Diego, and San Jose, which suggested that visibility benefits from broad spectrum street lights could be maintained while dimming to 50% light levels for improved energy savings during certain hours. The Seattle study will also introduce new variables such as wet roads and asymmetric luminaires. Continuum will support the team with non-engineering tasks, including project management, test preparation, field work, and analysis and reporting.

The visibility study is being led by The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) to accelerate innovation and market adoption of emerging technologies in order to meet its ambitious energy efficiency targets. NEEA has calculated the Northwest's potential efficiency savings from SSL street light technology coupled with control systems to be up to 150 average megawatts (aMW) each year.

“Continuum Industries is excited to be working with such a high caliber of partners,” said Managing Director, Michael Barber. “This cutting-edge research will enable Continuum to stay at the forefront of lighting technology in support of our client services.”

About Continuum Industries
Continuum Industries is a leader in the design/build of high-efficiency lighting and control systems for municipal, utility, and military applications. Partnering with best in class engineering design firms and leading capital financing groups, Continuum implements large-scale lighting retrofits in the United States and advises in ongoing testing and project development around the country.
We facilitate public/private partnerships that provide financing, project implementation, technical expertise, and stakeholder management.

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Justin Sternberg Continuum Industries | Managing Director 415-375-0573

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