Cree and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the United States participants of the Cree LED City Program will collaborate with the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium.
This consortium will offer assistance and national organizational structure to members of the LED City, as well as to new members in analyzing solid-state street lighting technologies for public areas and streets.
The Cree LED City Program promotes the advantages of using LED lighting and aims to speed up LED lighting implementation in municipalities. The LED City Program has enabled cities worldwide to shift to solid-state lighting. The member cities of the program have reported energy savings of 50% to 80% and reduction in the maintenance cost, over the lifespan of the lighting fixtures. The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium will offer a forum similar to the LED City Council Meetings, where implementers and consumers can share knowledge and discuss best practices.
The Solid-State Lighting Program Manager of DOE, Jim Brodrick stated that the Cree LED City Program has offered a useful forum to municipalities for sharing and learning about the LED street lighting.