The program Better Building, designed by the Ministry of Energy of the United States is aimed to improve the energy efficiency of American industry, utilities and administrative sector, provides for the implementation stage of LED technology in the street lighting. In particular, street lighting costs to US taxpayers $ 10 billion annually, according to the blog White House aid of President of the United States on energy and environmental joys Dan (Dan Utech). Instead of the introduction of outdated types of LED bulbs today would reduce costs of municipalities for street lighting by 50% or more. As part of the Better Building plan gradual replacement for 500 thousand discharge lamps with modern LED.
In order to accelerate the attack on outdated technology in street lighting, energy hooked “heavy artillery”. At the end of January was held in the White House Conference of Mayors Barack Obama launched the Presidential Program for the implementation of modern street lighting (Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting), which accelerates the introduction of LED technology and significantly expand the number of participants. Target – the translation of at least half a million street lamps with LED lamps. According to the White House at the end of January 2016, 2 states, 10 municipalities and three regional management of power distribution companies have already confirmed their commitment to make the conversion of all under their street lighting to LED technology.
According to Dan joy, today, many US municipalities have benefited from the use of solid-state light sources in street lighting. They use modern management for urban lighting (EASB) gives an absolutely stunning effect. In particular, the savings of local budgets for street lighting in some cases reached 70%!
Commenting on the launch of the program, Martin Hug (Hugh Martin), the head of the corporation Sensity Systems, shared with CNN journalists startling figures. In the short term, the US should replace about 530 million high-power lamps, including street lighting, roads, parking facilities and storage areas. This conversion will bring savings to US $ 94 billion annually and reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by 290 tons. The plans of the US government are fascinating.