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LED lights

May 7, 2018, 7am PDT
“Why are lighting designers and experts nearly unified in their belief that outdoor lighting in past years has been excessive?”
Metropolis Magazine
January 9, 2018, 11am PST
Some hate the way LEDs light up the public realm, but if you're trying to reduce carbon emissions, it's impossible to ignore the achievements of LED light bulbs.
Quartz
June 8, 2017, 2pm PDT
Are the energy and money savings from modern street lamps worth the proliferation of surveillance technology around the city? San Jose, California is considering just such a quandary.
The Mercury News
September 26, 2016, 10am PDT
A report from the American Medical Association says LED lights are bad for our health, inspiring some cities to re-evaluate the technology.
The Washington Post
November 24, 2015, 8am PST
Adam Rogers chronicles Los Angeles' long and intimate relationship with the electric light. The city's recent choice to adopt LED streetlights has transformed a classic nighttime into something new.
BOOM: A Journal of California
October 27, 2015, 6am PDT
As New York rolls out its LED streetlights, one resident bemoans the ugly blue glow taking over the city.
The New York Times
June 16, 2015, 8am PDT
In perhaps the brightest sign yet of recovery, the Detroit Public Lighting Authority has made incredible progress on a project to install 40,000 LED streetlights around the city's residential neighborhoods.
The Detroit News
September 19, 2014, 8am PDT
Forbes Magazine reflects on the importance and impacts of light-emitting diode (LED) lights as more cities replace their traditional streetlamps with LEDs.
Forbes Magazine
February 4, 2014, 11am PST
Los Angeles recently completed a comprehensive installation of LED streetlights—and New York City is not far behind. Among the unintended consequences of the new technology? Cities will now look completely different on film.
No Film School
October 16, 2009, 7am PDT
Following the success of programs in LA and San Francisco, more cities in California are making the switch to LED lights to save on energy costs and provide more sustainable street lighting.
SF Streetsblog