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An update on the quest for smart-city streetlights in Los Angeles

LA currently maintains about 223,000 streetlights with over 400 different designs dating back to the beginning of the 1900s. Over 4,500 miles of city streets are lit for a population of four million, illuminating not only the roadways, but the sidewalks and pedestrian walkways, bridges and tunnels. LA has installed over 200,000 LED fixtures citywide, and as of today, 90% of the system has been converted with over 30,000 remote monitoring devices attached. This has resulted in savings of electricity worth over $10 million each year and an annual carbon emission reduction of over 60,000 tons.

Hubbell Lighting Introduces SpectraClean™ Visible Light Disinfection Technology for Commercial and Industrial Markets

Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today it has commercially launched a series of visible light disinfection SpectraClean™ luminaires to the market.

Signify and Boston University validate effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19

Cooper Lighting Solutions is leveraging more than 35 years in UV-C lighting expertise from its parent company, Signify, to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Its UV-C lighting is well-proven and trusted as an effective disinfectant. This was recently validated in laboratory testing - Signify's UV-C light sources inactivated 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on a surface with an exposure time of 6 seconds.*

Read the full press release here.

Studio Italia Design Becomes LODES

It is our pleasure to update you on some exciting news regarding Studio Italia Design. Starting today, the company has changed its name and identity to LODES.

Free IES Webinar - Show Me the Data: Does LED Lighting Influence Roadway Safety?

Data showing any safety effects in roadway lighting applications from substituting broad-spectrum LEDs for incumbent sodium or mercury vapor luminaires are limited. This presentation will provide an overview of a new PNNL study investigating whether converting to LED roadway lighting suggests any discernible influence on driving safety. PNNL is partnering with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on this project that includes more than 60 municipalities in the Philadelphia region.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).