LightSavers LED street-lighting pilot project yields encouraging results (MAGAZINE)
A pilot SSL street-light project in Caledon, Canada tested LED luminaires from three manufacturers. Maury Wright describes the generally positive results for illuminance, uniformity, and lumen depreciation after a full year since deployment.
The Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) created the LightSavers (www.lightsavers.ca) project to accelerate the use of advanced lighting and adaptive controls to reduce both energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Subsequently, The Climate Group licensed the LightSavers trademark from TAF and established a LightSavers program (www.theclimategroup.org/programs/lightsavers) to purse LED-lighting and smart controls projects globally. Three of the TAF pilot projects, including Caledon, are part of the global Climate Group program. The global program allows The Climate Group to compare results from pilots around the world and distribute results globally as well.
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