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Infrastructure Challenges and LED Streetlight Upgrade Installation Best Practices
The complexity and resources required to upgrade a streetlight network to LED depend upon the state of the current infrastructure, the scale of the project, and the desired outcome in terms of project management and product performance.
Find out more about the many challenges surrounding the current state of streetlight infrastructure across North America, as well as installation and project management best practices related to LED upgrade projects.
Fear and Loathing in Lighting: Putting Anxieties Back into Context
Did you know that the Oxford Dictionary word of the year is post-truth? The recent hype around perceived health effects of LED street lighting contains many exaggerations, half-truths, misrepresentations and other post-truth nonsense. The truth is LED streetlights are a fiscally, environmentally and socially sound choice for communities and utilities across the globe.
Our white paper provides an overview of the recent controversy over perceived health effects of LED street lighting and how to mitigate issues through robust product selection, photometric design and public consultation processes.
Get a Hold of Your Assets: Why Utilities Should Conduct a Geospatial Audit of Their Streetlights
Utilities require accurate information about their assets to properly assess and prioritize alternatives in terms of ongoing programs and capital deployments. However, very few have either the time or the internal resources to get an accurate, up-to-date asset inventory. Many others have multiple inventories with dramatically different numbers and many key asset descriptors missing in action.
Our white paper offers a good overview of the current state of the average utility streetlight inventory and the benefits of adding a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based inventory. Some considerations for incorporating this into ongoing asset management efforts and 8 other benefits are provided.
Control More Than Your Light Levels: How Lighting Controls Provide Utilities with a Great Opportunity to Lower Maintenance and Operating Costs While Increasing Service Levels
This White Paper provides a summary of the numerous benefits of adaptive controls, an overview of current industry norms and some advice on how to overcome the obstacles common to this type of technology, such as networking complexity and lack of standardization.