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LED Street Lights - LA plans to install 140,000

Green street light program – largest environmentally friendly LED lights project ever undertaken by a city – will reduce CO2 emissions by 40,500 tons and save the City of Los Angeles $10 million annually.
LOS ANGELES – In a partnership between the Clinton Climate Initiative and the City of Los Angeles, President Bill Clinton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced … the largest LED (light-emitting diode) green street light program ever undertaken by a city, which will reduce CO2 emissions by 40,500 tons and save $10 million annually.

“I am proud that the Clinton Climate Initiative is helping the City of Los Angeles replace 140,000 streetlights with LED units at a time when energy cost savings are just as important as saving our planet,” President Clinton said. “This partnership is a tremendous example of how cities can cut costs, while also making a significant impact in the fight against climate change. I thank Mayor Villaraigosa and the city for their leadership.”


“With the green street light program, we are lighting the way to a greener LA,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “Reducing LA’s contribution to global warming will bring multiple benefits to Angelenos; we’ll save money on energy costs and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.”

“I want to thank President Clinton who was instrumental in making the green street light program happen, and of course for his leadership, which has rallied the resolve of the entire world community to halt global climate change.”

Currently, the City’s 140,000 street lights use 168 gigawatt hours of electricity at an annual cost of $15 million, emitting 120,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide. In early 2008, the Mayor’s Office established a collaborative working relationship with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) to study the Mayor’s environmental initiatives. The Mayor’s Office and the Bureau of Street Lighting collaborated with CCI’s Outdoor Lighting Program to review the latest technology,financing strategies and public private implementation models for LED retrofits. CCI’s modeling and technology analysis, as well as its financial advisory, served as key reference sources for the development of this comprehensive retrofit plan.

ED Note:
The Practical reality is that Los Angeles has a lot of very old lighting dating back to before the cold war era and that needs replacing anyhow, basically meaning this new system pays for itself in the following years quickly due to a 40% reduction in electricity and gain the benefit of longevity in using LED systems over High pressure gas Mercury lamps. The plan includes replacing 30,000 Lights in 2009.

Also see: http://ctngreen.com/2009/jan/?page=70 — Lovegrove solar tree area lighting outdoors in Italy

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17 Responses to “LED Street Lights - LA plans to install 140,000”

  1. 1Sandy Fikseon 17 Feb 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Finally a good Plan…..let all the cities follow and update and every household…Thank you President Clinton for backing up our Mayors plan and let LA take the Lead…We already have been since 1992 with Clean waters in LA Harbors……I can’t believe all the other Harbors haven’t imposed the same laws….

    From a Small Entrepreneur Women President who is helping keep
    LA waters Clean!

    All the negative news lets give back to our communities…I just recently joined a local Artesia Cerritos Soroptimist Group….to give back and support some positive energy to our economy and people…

    Cheers to you Keep up the good work…

  2. 2LALAon 03 May 2009 at 2:40 pm

    UPdate - This is an actively underway program now, one that works.
    Proof that in some ways and in some places, solar powered self sustaining systems with high efficiency:

    1) Can be done and do work,
    2) Financing at great economy of scale is smart.

    Look up - think in the long game, this is a good thing.

  3. 3steve Hon 13 Oct 2009 at 4:58 pm

    How much did the 140,000 lights cost and who is doing the installation, the winning vendor or city of LA employees?

  4. 4led lightson 16 Mar 2010 at 12:50 am

    public private implementation models for LED retrofits.thank you for you comment!

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  13. 13Happy LED Lighton 31 May 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Great to see the government putting a little green in to society! Keep it coming!

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