An "energy efficiency revolution" is currently taking place and LEDs and sensors are playing a role in it, it has been asserted.
In an article for the Guardian's BusinessGreen network, it was noted that many large cities around the world are looking to enhance their green credentials, as well as save money, drivers that could carry additional weight given the current economic climate.
For example, Los Angeles is taking steps to replace all of its 140,000 street lights with LEDs, a move that will reduce maintenance and electricity costs by some $10 million (£6.15 million) on an annual basis.
"The energy efficiency revolution that is now underway will transform everything from lighting to transportation," the article asserted, noting that replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs and using sensors to turn of lights in unoccupied space, can reduce power use by more than 90 per cent.
Earlier this month, Rick Farrell, president of EcoTek Lighting, stated that LED lighting is far more efficient than traditional methods of illumination.