New LED Streetlights Seek A Greener Path

Traditional “cobrahead” incandescent streetlights are so 20th century! The streetlights of the future are the energy saving LED variety, and BetaLED, a division of Ruud Lighting, wants municipalities everywhere to know that its new LEDway SLM (single light module) and the LEDway SLM IP66 represent some sleek new options in energy efficient lighting.

While these streetlights aren’t solar powered, they do use 40-60 percent less energy than traditional high-intensity discharge streetlights. According to LEDway, these products are also constructed using a total of 20-25 percent (by weight) post-consumer recycled materials, including aluminum castings and extrusions; seventy percent (by weight) of the products’ components are also recyclable.

LEDway SLM

image via BetaLED

These new streetlights are made in the U.S.A. and comply with IESNA and International Dark Sky Association guidelines for reduced light pollution, making use of patented tech that directs light into target areas, without spilling onto neighboring properties or into the night sky.

The LEDway SLM IP66 (an IP-66 rated version of the LEDway SLM) can be mounted to a vertical or horizontal tenon for increased flexibility. It can be used in conjunction with an occupancy sensor, two-level and dimming capabilities.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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