Manufacturers may be interested to know that the city of Ann Arbor in the northern US state of Michigan is planning to convert most of its street lighting to LED by next year.
The city's council announced it will look to install the diode-based technology in 75 per cent of its public-owned roadside luminaires by spring 2011 and will also use the energy efficient bulbs in some of its municipal buildings as well.
As part of the move, a $218,000 (£152,000) contract has been agreed to use 88 LEDs in ornamental street lamps along West Stadium Boulevard.
Andrew Brix, energy programmes manager for the city's authorities proudly proclaimed this project signifies "the new frontier" which goes "beyond streetlights".
The city owns around 1,600 roadside lamps with DTE Energy in control of a further 5,400 and the utility company has also got involved with the LED conversion, by taking part in a pilot project for a student neighbourhood near the University of Michigan campus.
In September, Ann Arbor will host delegates for an LED seminar, Concentrate Media reports.