DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has released the results of a voluntary web-based inventory survey of public street and area lighting across the U.S., conducted during the latter half of 2013 and intended to improve understanding of the role of public outdoor lighting in national energy use.
Results were based on the responses of about 240 organizations that included 148 municipalities, 14 counties, 34 state departments of transportation (DOTs), 17 investor-owned utilities, and 32 municipally owned utilities, encompassing small, medium, and large populations and service territories and operating about 11 million public street and area luminaires. The number of responses varied by question and sometimes even by sub-question.
The findings suggest that advanced lighting control systems (such as digital wireless) are currently used by less than 10% of respondents, but 26% plan to install these systems within the next five years.
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