According to experts, over 30% of all energy used by cities, is used in street lighting. Inefficient lighting wastes billions of dollars each year and increases greenhouse gases and contributes to global warming. Technologies developed during the past 10 years can help us cut lighting costs 30% to 60% while enhancing lighting quality and reducing environmental impacts.
With rising energy costs and tight city budgets, we cannot continue this wasteful and costly practice. Time can be our biggest enemy. It is estimated that a city of 150,000 spends over $75,000 per month in wasted energy and maintenance costs.