Street lights are an integral piece of community infrastructure and they represent a huge opportunity for energy savings. Illuminating roadways and sidewalks can account for as much as 40 percent of a municipality’s electric utility bill. Converting streetlights to LEDs can significantly reduce that cost by up to 65 percent, or even more when incorporating lighting controls.
NEEP collaborated with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to highlight the exemplary work being done to convert streetlights to LED technologies in the greater Philadelphia area. This exemplar provides lessons learned and additional details about how this program was setup to serve as a model for others going forward.