Event alert -LEDs: Street lighting of the future, March 18, 2014 - Sydney

Released: 22 February, 2014

Tuesday March 18, 1-5pm, Sydney Lower Town Hall

LED street lighting is delivering a quantum leap in cost savings, energy efficiency, lighting quality and reduced light pollution. It is no wonder that LED street lighting is garnering significant attention from road authorities worldwide.

This half day seminar  offers firsthand experiences from US experts who have led the world’s largest LED lighting retrofits and are looking at the safety benefits of high-quality white light.


Ed Ebrahimian Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles
Ed oversaw the world’s largest LED street lighting deployment of 140,000 lights in Los Angeles, which resulted in savings of $7.5 million a year in electricity and $2.5 million a year in maintenance and reduced street crime. Ed has more than 26 years of experience in the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Street Lighting.

Edward Smalley Director, US Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC)
As Director of the MSSLC, Edward is responsible for a program to collect, analyse, and share LED street and area lighting information with more than 400 US municipalities and utilities. He was also the chief architect of Seattle’s conversion to LED street lighting technology.

Dr. Ron Gibbons Director, Centre for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Ron is Virginia Tech’s lead lighting and visibility researcher in roadway-based safety systems. His research examines the effect of the spectral components of lighting and the use of adaptive lighting technologies that adjust lighting based on need.

Margaret Newman Outgoing Chief of Staff, New York City Department of Transportation, Executive Director-designate Municipal Art Society
Ms. Newman developed NYCDOT’s LED street lighting pilot program and led the decision to replace 250,000 HPS street lights with LEDs. She authored key policy documents including Green Light: Sustainable Street Lighting for NYC, the USDOE/ Climate Group reports on LED pilot programs in NYC, and the Street Design Manual which set consistent design standards for the City’s lighting and streets.

Organised by the SSROC Street Lighting Improvement Program & sponsored by the Lighting Council of Australia, Department of Industry and City of Sydney 2030 programs, 

Cost: $75, Seating is limited. Download flyer HERE

Register online at www.trybooking.com/EDGR

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