The potential for municipalities to save on energy costs through lighting retrofits is large, given the widespread use of inefficient technologies such as mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide fixtures. Solid-state lighting presents municipalities with a new generation of highly efficient, versatile luminaires that have tremendous potential to transform how we think about light in the urban environment. Light fixtures based on new technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) offer up big energy savings while improving the lighting uniformity and security of public spaces. This hour-long webinar is a crash-course on solid-state lighting for municipalities, answering such questions as:
• What are the basics of solid-state lighting?
• How can I trust what manufacturers claim about their products?
• How can I be sure my project is cost effective?
• What resources are available to help us with our project?
The goal of this webinar will be to provide municipalities interested in efficient lighting with the tools needed to ensure that their first steps into the SSL arena aren’t mis-steps.