NEW LOW-GLARE LED STREET LIGHT IS OPTIMIZED FOR RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS

Leotek's New ComfortView™ Neighborhood LED Street Light
Leotek's New ComfortView™ Neighborhood LED Street Light

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT

Christopher “CJ” Sulek

Leotek Electronics

408-380-1788, ext. 108

cj.sulek@leotek.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

NEW LOW-GLARE LED STREET LIGHT IS OPTIMIZED FOR RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS

Leotek’s ComfortView™ street light is engineered to address community concerns about discomfort glare, color temperatures, dark skies, and light trespass.

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 18, 2019 — Leotek Electronics has introduced its ComfortView™ Neighborhood LED Street Light, the first of its kind, engineered to reduce discomfort glare while offering color temperatures and features that provide measurably enhanced visual comfort1 for residents and pedestrians.

 

According to both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), glare from street lights causes visual discomfort for residents, pedestrians, and motorists alike.2,3 Leotek’s unique design approach incorporates a two-stage optical system with a refractor optic to reduce glare. A lower luminance “transition zone” further reduces the stark contrast between the light and the dark sky. Compared to conventional LED street lights, ComfortView’s optical system produces more comfortable illumination with significantly reduced glare.

 

“Cities across the country are strengthening and creating street light regulations that require lower levels of glare and light trespass,” said Kenan Chen, Leotek Product Manager. “ComfortView achieves these objectives and creates a more pleasant neighborhood ambience while achieving the energy savings that municipalities need.”

 

Communities are far more supportive of installing new street lights when the solution makes them feel more comfortable while walking in their neighborhood or trying to sleep at night.

 

In addition to ComfortView’s glare reduction technology, communities and municipalities can select from three different color temperatures, 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K, and from four different specialized shields (House Side Shield, Front Side Shield, Cul-de-sac Shield, and 80-degree Cutoff Shield), each designed to minimize light intrusion. ComfortView also complies with dark sky objectives set forth by the International Dark Sky Association.

 

ComfortView also supports municipalities’ “smart city” efforts with an industry-standard 7-pin photocell receptacle that allows a networked lighting control node to be attached for remote adjustment of light output.

 

ComfortView at a Glance

  • Reduced Glare
  • Minimal Light Trespass
  • Dark Skies Compliant
  • CCT: 2700K, 3000K, or 4000K
  • Housing: Grey, Dark Bronze, Black
  • Smart City Capability

 

About Leotek

Leotek Electronics USA LLC, located in California’s Silicon Valley, is celebrating over twenty years as an LED lighting manufacturer, and is a leading supplier of LED street lights worldwide. Globally recognized as a pioneer in light-emitting diode technology, and with millions of LED products installed worldwide, the company has a historical legacy of proven performance. Leotek offers innovative LED lighting products for applications encompassing traffic, transit, street, and area lighting. Leotek street and area lighting products are assembled in the USA.

 

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For More Information about ComfortView visit:
https://leotek.com/greencobra/comfortview/

 

Product images are available for download at:

https://leotekelectronicsusallc.box.com/s/3w489ad0ttsvhd6hj6suu9sgvpothm9y

 

References

 

  1. Street Lighting Glare Metrics: https://leotek.com/g-rating/

 

  1. American Medical Association statements on glare: https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/press-releases/ama-adopts-guidance-reduce-harm-high-intensity-street-lights

 

  1. IES Board Position on AMA CSAPH Report 2-A-16, Human and Environmental Effects of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Community Lighting: https://www.ies.org/about-outreach/position-statements/ies-board-position-on-ama-csaph-report-2-a-16-human-and-environmental-effects-of-light-emitting-diode-led-community-lighting/

 

CONTACT

Christopher “CJ” Sulek

Leotek Electronics

408-380-1788, ext. 108

cj.sulek@leotek.com

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