17 May '13, 7am

LEDs are on the cusp of being lighting's next big thing - particularly in Scotland

LEDs are on the cusp of being lighting's next big thing - particularly in Scotland

We recently took a tour of public lighting options here on the blog, including Paris’s somewhat controversial plan to dim the city of lights at certain points in the early morning. It also touched on LED street lighting, including Los Angeles’ major efforts on this front. We’ve also had a very recent look at the Green Investment Bank getting up and running. Now, the two elements come together, as one of the newly-funded GIB projects set to go ahead is a Scotland-wide project to replace all the nation’s street lamps with LEDs . While bringing the low-energy glow of Hollywood to Holyrood is no doubt appealing in itself, the long-term savings are a big pull here. With green initiatives often under more spending scrutiny than other sectors, Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland, pointed out that any move to install LED lighting en-masse is likely to be “great news for taxpayers...

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