DOE Municipal LED Street Light Consortium to Host First Annual Meeting and Regional Workshop
August 20, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that the Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium will host its first Annual Meeting on September 29, 2010 in Huntington Beach, California. The meeting will immediately follow the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference to enable attendees to extend their stay and learn more about Consortium committee efforts related to developing model guidelines, launching regional education workshops, initiating the first Consortium demonstrations, and establishing interchange between related efforts and organizations.
The Consortium is also joining with the City of Los Angeles to host a Southwest Region Workshop on September 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The regional workshop will address topics such as deciphering manufacturer spec sheets, calculating light loss factor, understanding LM-79 and LM-80, and conducting a cost-benefit analysis.
Both meetings are open to all Consortium members and registered guests. To register, or to view a preliminary agenda, visit the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Web page.
The Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium was launched in April 2010 to leverage the efforts of multiple cities pursuing evaluations of LED street lighting products. The Consortium collects, analyzes, and shares information and lessons learned related to LED street lighting demonstrations. Municipalities, power providers and others who invest in street and area lighting are invited to join the consortium and share their experiences through meetings (like the ones announced today), webcasts, and other forums. The goal is to build a repository of valuable field experience and data that will significantly accelerate the learning curve for buying and implementing high quality, energy efficient LED street lights. The DOE Consortium efforts are funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
To learn more about the Consortium and membership, visit the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Web page.