Bright idea that's streets ahead: Australian LED street lighting trial

More and more of us are switching to LED bulbs in our homes - now a Queensland research team led by QUT scientists wants Australia's street lights to be switched over to LEDs.

A 12-month LED street lighting trial in Brisbane, Ipswich and Townsville has just wrapped up, with great results for the environment and the public purse.

Researchers switched over sections of street lighting to bright LED lights that exceeded the road lighting requirements of the relevant Australian Standards and still found power savings of up to a massive 82 per cent.

The trial was facilitated by the Guided Innovation Alliance (GIA) - a group pushing innovations in the electricity sector and made up of QUT, Ergon Energy, and SmartGrid Partners.

Read the full story at phys.org/news.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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