A discussion of the potential of adaptive and networked lighting to revolutionize the outdoor lighting industry
An estimated 500 million outdoor lights are installed worldwide and streetlights in the United States account for up to 40% of a city’s electricity use. Updating all outdoor lights to LEDs to improve efficiency is not enough – adaptive lighting represents the single largest opportunity for saving. Enabling LEDs to dynamically change lighting levels in response to local conditions can result in total system energy savings of up to 80%. Over the coming decades, networked public and roadway lighting will ultimately unlock the full potential of digital lighting to enhance livability, improve the economy and save resources.
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