New LEDs to get the green light

April 2008
Ecos;Apr2008, Issue 142, p7
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The article focuses on the development of an extra low voltage light-emitting diode (LED) traffic light by Solux in Hobart, Australia. The company claims that the LED traffic light could lessen the country's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 100,000 tonnes a year. Mike Austin of Solux says that the LED traffic light uses 7-10 watts of power compared to 70 watts for an incandescent globe and 35 watts for a halogen globe. He adds that the company has been conducting trials of the lights and is having negotiations with the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources in Tasmania and other state road traffic authorities in Australia.


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