Energy-Efficient Traffic Signals and Streetlights
The use of energy efficient traffic signals, streetlights. and other outdoor area lighting presents a significant opportunity for local governments to lower energy bills and improve the quality of lighting service. The electricity used for outdoor area lighting accounts for a significant portion of a local government's energy bill. Streetlights alone can represent from five percent to over 60 percent of a municipal government's energy expenditures.
This page includes resources and funding opportunities available to local governments in the region who are seeking to retrofit traffic signals, streetlights, and other outdoor area lighting with more energy-efficient technology.
The Regional Streetlight Procurement Program (RSLPP) assembles the resources needed to design, procure, and finance the transition to LED street lighting tailored to each municipality’s specific needs.
This short, easy to read booklet provides an overview of the key opportunities for streetlight and traffic signal retrofits, and provides information on where to go for additional resources and funding opportunities.
The U.S. DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium collects, analyzes, and shares technical information and experiences related to LED street and area lighting demonstrations. The Consortium also provides an objective resource for evaluating new products on the market intended for street lighting applications. DVRPC encourages all municipalities in the region to become a member of the consortium.