January 3, 2020, 6am PST
The nighttime illumination of Chicago is almost finished with a complete overhaul of its streetlights, producing a dramatic effect in the nighttime environment of the city.
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?”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
March 10, 2013, 11am PDT
For only $155,000 a light sculpture has helped transform Stamford, Conn.'s unloved train station - “a building that has a harshness almost unequaled in contemporary architecture” - into a pulsating beacon "reminiscent of a Mondrian" painting.
January 18, 2013, 11am PST
Neal Peirce looks at how Philadelphia has used light to help transform the image, and fortunes, of Center City.