Archilede LED Street Lighting Saves 40% Energy
Archilede LED Street Lamps Coming to U.S.
Beginning in September 2010, an innovative new LED lighting system - called Archilede LED - will be available in the U.S. for municipal street lamps. The lighting system is produced by high-end Italian lighting maker iGuzzini illuminazione, in conjunction with ENEL Sole, an energy provider.
The Archilede LED lighting system saves more than 40% of the energy expended by traditional street lamps. In fact, in the four Italian cities in which the LED street lamps were tested, namely Alessandria, Lodi, Monza, and Piacenza, 90,000 kilowatt-hours were saved, amounting to approximately 55% of the cities' total energy consumption with regular street lamps.
The operating costs for the LED street lamps are also lower than for traditional street lamps, making them especially appealing. The Archilede LED lighting system has already been installed in more than 250 municipalities across Italy, as well as in Zurich and Geneva.
In addition to being energy efficient, the Archilede LED lighting system uses intelligent electronics and innovative optics to produce less light pollution without sacrificing performance. The system is also more stylish than older models of street lamps. iGuzzini illuminazione plans to sell the Archilede lights through its newly opened showroom in New York City.