Learn about LED lighting in cities and how communities are working to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

August 30, 2016
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The Climate Group’s LED Scale-up Project

UK-based non-profit organisation The Climate Group is rolling out an initiative that aims to promote LED street lighting adoption worldwide, called LED Scale-up. The purpose of the initiative is to urge every city in the world to implement LED retrofits by 2025. To be able to meet this goal, The Climate Group will focus on key areas. Global LED consultation – The goal of this initiative is to encourage key decision makers to participate in LED consultations, which aim to identify the various issues and bottlenecks that hinder LED adoption through interviews and informal discussions. The project also seeks to […]
August 9, 2016
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Cities that have transitioned to LED street lighting

No other popular lighting technology today is as efficient as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which is why many of the world’s cities are decommissioning old lighting in favour of LED street lights. As the world continues its way toward the adoption of greener and more sustainable technologies, the number of cities rolling out LED lighting installations and retrofits for city lighting is steadily increasing.   Here are five examples of cities that have started outfitting their roads and parks with LED street lighting. 1. Adelaide The City of Adelaide is among the first cities in the world to use LED street […]
July 26, 2016
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LED lighting in cities

As of April 2016, around 54 percent of the world’s population currently resides in urbanised areas, according to data from the World Bank. The number of people living in urban areas is expected to increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion come 2045, which means that the world’s cities will have to accommodate an additional population of 2 billion overall by that time. In the World Urbanisation Prospects report released by Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in 2014, the organisation said that the number of the world’s megacities—defined as urban areas with populations […]
June 21, 2016
The Global Lighting Challenge: A LED-driven global initiative

The Global Lighting Challenge

Lighting accounts for 15 to 20 percent of global electricity consumption and 5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. As the world continues to become more urbanised, especially in developing countries, these figures are expected to rise concomitantly, which not only places greater pressure on our energy resources, but also contributes to global warming and other environmental problems. To remedy this, the participants of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) forums launched in 2015 an initiative that aims to promote high-efficiency, high-quality and affordable lighting technologies, called the Global Lightning Challenge (GLC). The GLC was conceived to help economies transition from […]