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August 29, 2014
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Sustainable street lighting; Coming to a street near you?

New street lights in Roscoe, NY.
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Stuart cited a program of the U.S. Department of Energy as a way for towns to gather more information on LED lighting. The program is called the Municipal Solid State Lighting Consortium, and its purpose is to share technical information and experiences related to LED street and area lighting demonstrations. It serves as an objective resource for evaluating new products on the market intended for street and area lighting applications. Cities, power providers and others who invest in street and area lighting are invited to join the consortium. Find out more at www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ssl/consortium.html.

The idea to bring energy efficient light fixtures to the area is just that—an idea. It’s a work-in-progress initiative by committees like CAP to give people background, let them know what’s going on, and provide some technical information that could prove useful in municipal decision-making. Your street may soon shine with the light of sustainability.