Los Angeles approves LEDway streetlights from BetaLED

USA - The City of Los Angeles approved LEDway streetlights from BetaLED ( http:// ) to replace modern cobrahead fixtures in local and residential neighborhoods as part of the green streetlight program.

The City`s plan includes retrofitting a total of 140,000 high-pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires to LED technology over the next five years. It`s estimated LED streetlights will reduce the City`s energy usage by 40 percent and lower carbon dioxide emissions By 40,500 tons per year or the equivalent of taking 6,700 cars of the road. The City will save approximately $10 million annually from a combination of reduced energy usage and lower maintenance costs.

Congratulations to the City of Los Angeles for creating an initiative that provides a safer and more environmentally sustainable community for its citizens, said Al Ruud, president of Ruud Lighting, Inc. We`re excited that LEDway streetlights are a part of the largest LED street Lighting retrofit program to date. The project validates that LED technology is ready for the mainstream.

The green streetlight program, developed in collaboration with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), is funded by a combination of energy rebates, the street lighting assessment fund and loans and will be repaid throughout a seven-year period using the savings gained from the retrofit By the eighth year, the City will see an annual savings of $10 million.

The City of Los Angeles is leading by example and making a significant impact to fight the effects of climate change, said Ed Ebrahimian, General Manager of the Bureau of Street Lighting. After an expansive test of LED luminaries from various manufacturers, BetaLED products met or Exceeded expected performance, cost savings, and sustainability goals of this project.

Significant benefits of LEDway streetlights include:

* Lower Total Cost of Ownership. With reduced energy and maintenance costs, LEDway streetlights deliver lower total cost of ownership, freeing up money for other budgetary or capital expenses.

* Energy Cost Savings. Energy savings from LEDway streetlights is typically 40-60 % compared to HPS systems. Lighting controls using wireless and power line carrier technology can be added to further enhance overall energy savings from LED systems.

* Near Zero Maintenance. All cities found LEDway steetlights provide
Mature longer life ratings and therefore require virtually no
Maintenance, giving them additional savings from not having to relamp or replace fixtures.

With proper optical control, greater uniformity is achieved, eliminated dark spots between fixtures and creating a safer environment for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

* No Hazardous Materials. LEDway streetlights are Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant and contain no mercury or other hazardous substances compared to traditional sources that present potentially hazardous disposal and environmental issues.

* Reduce Light Pollution. LEDway streetlights comply with IESNA and
International Dark Sky Association guidelines. Patented NanoOptic technology within LEDway directs light into target areas, without spilling onto neighboring properties or into the night sky.

* Reduces the Carbon Footprint. With their energy efficiencies and leading technologies, LED streetlights cut waste and reduce the amount of energy used, such reducing a municipality`s carbon footprint. People can feel better that they are only using what they need.

* Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. LEDway products are made using a total of 20-25% (by weight) post consumer recycled materials (aluminum castings and extrusions). Seventy percent (by weight) of LEDway components are aluminum castings and extrusions that are Ready recyclable. Corrugated packaging is 100% recyclable.

* Show Tax Dollars at Work. Energy-efficient LED streetlights are a visible example cities can use to show citizens how tax dollars are invested in energy-saving initiatives. Cities will improve their bottom line and create a better environment for its citizens.

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