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Lansing Expands Trial of Street Lighting Utilizing LUXEON LEDs

Nov 03, 2008


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SAN JOSE, CA — Philips Lumileds announced today that Lansing Board of Water and Light
(LBWL), a municipally owned utility in Lansing, Michigan, recently expanded its trial of LUXEONbased
street lamps with the addition of six new fixtures illuminated by neutral white LUXEON
Rebel LEDs. The city now has 23 LUXEON-based street lights, and LBWL officials are considering
a significantly larger pilot to determine whether the 34,000 high pressure sodium and metal halide
street lamps in the greater Lansing area will eventually be replaced with LED models.
Lansing’s first 17 LUXEON-based street lamps were installed in 2007 to explore the possibility of
illuminating area roadways and sidewalks with LEDs in order to reduce energy and bulb
replacement costs. The LED light engines used in the fixtures were designed by Midwest Circuits, a
Ferndale, Michigan-based manufacturer of LED assemblies for outdoor lighting applications.
Public reaction to the initial LED street lights has been positive. In a recent survey, 85% of
respondents said the new fixtures have a pleasant glow, sufficient brightness and safe light pattern.
The vast majority also said they supported installation of solid-state street lamps in other
“The ‘green’ movement is making it important for us to implement environmentally friendly
solutions wherever possible, and that includes street lighting,” said Roger Adsit, LBWL Street
Lighting Designer. “Everything is going well with the LUXEON-based fixtures in this pilot so far,
and we are continuing to pursue the possibility of transitioning to LED street lamps over the long
Lansing is among a growing number of municipalities around the world that are evaluating the use
of solid-state illumination for street lights to take advantage of various LED cost, performance and
technical benefits. These include an energy savings of up to 50%, long LED life, mercury-free
construction, and better color rendering that can help improve safety and security by reproducing
truer color and and sharper detail – particularly when compared to the yellow light cast by sodium
These benefits are discussed in detail in “LEDs: Coming Soon to a Street Light Near You,” a white
paper that can be downloaded free of charge at
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for power plant expansion. Philips Lumileds' LUXEON LEDs are enabling never before possible
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