Feb 062014

Below are five of the coolest lighting news items that caught our attention in January 2014, from Detroit’s big LED plans to a light-up bridge that looks like a dragon. Feeling slightly peckish? Here’s a light buffet…

1) Public Lighting Authority to install LED lamps in Detroit, cut installation period in half

via www.detroitnews.com

Detroit is redoing the public lights in all city neighborhoods. At a meeting on Wednesday, January 29, Mayor Duggan and the state-create Public Lighting Authority decided not only to use LED lamps exclusively, but also to speed up the process of relighting the city. Read more…

2) Florida Department of Transportation Installs LED Streetlights on Highway 98

Florida has begun installing LED streetlights on existing wooden poles along Highway 98. They anticipate having to conduct no maintenance for 10 years. Read more…

3) Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam

2,500 Philps color-changing LED light points have been applied to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam. The effect is staggering. Read more…

4) Homeowner calculates his LED lights will pay off big 

via www.knoxnews.com

A year and a half ago, Dave Lippert replaced most of the light bulbs in his home with energy-saving LED bulbs, and he’s tracked his energy savings ever since. By his calculations, he will have saved enough on his electric bill by April 2015 to recoup the $975 he paid for the bulbs. Read more…

5) Boy Scout becomes Eagle Scout by installing landscape lighting

via www.newsobserver.com

Neal Hutchins Lockhart of Cary, NC attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting. For his Eagle project, Neal installed landscape lighting along the walkway at St. Paul’s Center for Hope and Healing in Cary.  Read more…


Tom SowdersAfter majoring in creative writing at NC State, I worked in the home remodeling industry. Then, I attended graduate school for a really long time and gained experience as a writer and writing instructor. I live in the Raleigh-Durham area with my wife and baby boy, and you can find me around the Triangle anywhere there's good music and/or NC-style BBQ.

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