The majority of people living in the US city of Los Angeles (LA) have largely welcomed the installation of LED street lights in their neighbourhoods.
According to the Los Angeles Times, some of the people living in the area are struggling to deal with the amount of light generated by the newer technology, but others are happy about the addition of 140,000 diode-based bulbs.
Tom Cooper, a limousine driver from LA, told the publication he prefers the brighter luminaires and better energy conservation that results from the transition, with power consumption estimated to be 40 per cent less and providing a saving to the taxpayer of $10 million (£6.8 million) a year.
LA is one of a number of cities and towns across the world adopting the diode-based technology with Seattle at the beginning of a five-year programme to introduce energy-efficient lighting to its streets.
Similarly, the port of Valencia has also begun using LED luminaires on its public highways after being given new bulbs by Seoul Semiconductor.