New and Underutilized Technology: Exterior LED/Solid State Lighting
The following information outlines key deployment considerations for exterior LED/solid state lighting within the Federal sector. This information spans:
LED lighting economics can work in high electric cost areas with high hours of use. Pricing continually decreases for LED lighting. This technology provides quality, white, even lighting with good color rendition. Greater cost savings can be achieved when combined with bi-level motion sensors to reduce light levels in parking areas, garages, and walkways.
Exterior LED/solid state lighting is applicable in areas where security and visual performance are critical, including street lighting, parking lots, garages, walkways, building exteriors, and landscape areas.
Key Factors for Deployment
LEDs have no re-strike issues and can be effectively switched with bi-level motion sensor controls.
Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.
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The following resources are available:
LED Provides Effective and Efficient Parking Area Lighting at the NAVFAC Engineering Service Center: New lighting technology demonstration on the reduction of energy consumption and maintenance through outdoor LED applications.
Exterior Lighting Guide: Guide to help Federal agencies evaluate and implement exterior lighting to reduce energy consumption while improving visual appeal and safety.
DOE Solid State Lighting GATEWAY Demonstrations: Showcase of high-performance LED products for general illumination in a variety of commercial and residential applications.
CALiPER Progam Supports Unbiased Testing; Promotes Consumer Confidence: Fact sheet on DOE solid-state lighting technology performance and applications.
LED Canopy Lighting: Technology brief offered by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).