Siemens installs over 4,500 LED streetlights for the U.S. City of Manchester

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities July 9, 2015 15:25

Siemens installs over 4,500 LED streetlights for the U.S. City of Manchester

Siemens is switching 9,000 street lights to LED technology in the U.S. city of Manchester in the State of New Hampshire. Some 4,500 lamps have already been refitted and the work should be completed by the end of September. Siemens will also be responsible for the required service and maintenance work. LED technology reduces power consumption by 60 percent and will bring the city considerable financial benefits, with annual savings of US $500,000 (over €450,000) in terms of energy and maintenance costs like replacing light bulbs.

Manchester is the first city in New Hampshire to switch its street lighting to long-life, energy-efficient LEDs. LEDs are brighter than conventional light sources and provide more safety and security in public spaces. Besides the safety aspect, energy consumption is also an important factor. European streetlights alone use some 60 terawatt hours (60 billion kilowatt hours) of electricity every year – the equivalent of 2.5 percent of the entire EU consumption. Widespread use of LED technology can reduce annual energy requirements by 64 percent to 22 TWh, corresponding to around 19 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities July 9, 2015 15:25