Energy Efficient Traffic Signals and Streetlights
Municipal Implementation Tool #020

Energy Efficient Traffic Signals and Streetlights

Product No.: MIT020
Date Published: 01/2011

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Local governments provide outdoor lighting of many types, including outdoor area lighting (streets, roadways, parking lots, and pedestrian areas) and traffic signals. The electricity used for these lights can account for a significant portion of a local government’s energy bill. The production of the electricity that powers these lights can be a major source of local government greenhouse gas emissions. This Municipal Implementation Tool (MIT) provides an overview of the key opportunities for LED traffic signal retrofits and the use of emerging technologies for energy efficient streetlight and area lighting. Information on where to find additional resources and funding opportunities is also provided.

Geographic Area Covered: DVRPC Region

Key Words: Traffic signal, streetlight, lighting, light emitting diodes, LED, induction, high-efficiency ceramic metal halide, energy efficiency, capital cost, energy cost, operating cost, maintenance cost, lamp, ballast, luminaire, fixture, luminous efficacy lighting quality, LM 79-08, LM 80-08.

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