Global outdoor LED trials

LED: LightSavers
Reading time: 37 minutes
26 March 2013

LED outdoor products can cut energy consumed by lighting by more than half, LED products have now reached technological maturity for applications such as street lighting, and Canada and Québec are well positioned to benefit from an LED scale-up. These are the main conclusions of a technical summary report from the global LightSavers project, authored by The Climate Group and LightSavers Canada, released at the Brighter Tomorrow conference, co-sponsored by the Ville de Montréal and Hydro Québec, Québec, Canada.

The report summarizes the results of 14 trials of 29 different LED outdoor luminaire products undertaken between 2009 and 2012 in seven cities, including Toronto, New York, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong.

The unprecedented global project, called LightSavers, was undertaken and coordinated by The Climate Group in collaboration with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, who piloted the original initiative in the Greater Toronto Area.

A full report on The Climate Group’s LightSavers projects was released in 2012 and is available here.

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