Gallery: Barcelona Introduces LED Streetlights That Cut Energy Costs by...


If it weren’t already the case that no other city can hold a candle to Barcelona, it is now: the European city has begun using wireless LED street lamps — made by Spanish energy giant Endesa — that run on timers and motion detectors. LEDs aren’t cheap, but a new study from the University of Pittsburgh found that they offer the best green alternative for cities in a lifecycle analysis. Barcelona expects to see its municipal power bill decline by a third just from the timed LED lights.

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  1. bruceleed July 28, 2010 at 3:24 am


  2. bruceleed July 28, 2010 at 3:22 am

    In fact more and more towns are installing LED street lighting. There are several obvious reasons: Up to 50% energy savings vs. HPS and metal halide lamps, which allows them to pay back for the installation cost of the LED street lights in just months. And from that moment the savings obtained with the LED street lights are huge, not only in energy consumption but also in lower maintenance cost and replacements. Furthermore, the LED Lights have a much longer working life.

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