The Big Switch

Why it's time to scale up LED street lighting
24 September 2015

The many benefits of transitioning street lighting to light-emitting diode (LED) technology are clear, but scale-up is not happening fast enough.

Based on key findings from The Climate Group’s consultation workshops, this briefing is the first in a series which analyzes the key non-technical barriers to the wide-scale adoption of LED street lighting – and how these barriers can be addressed through our new global campaign, LED = Lower Emissions Delivered.

The new report, The Big Switch: Why it's time to scale up LED street lighting, reveals that major cities around the world want to upgrade to LED and that technological barriers for switching to LED have now been overcome. But in the run-up to COP21, cities want more support from government and financial institutions to refine business models and financing options to help make the switch.

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