I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
The lifespan of CFL’s (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs) might be a long time, but I think LED’s will soon replace them. The LED’s are cooler running and use even less electric.
Here is a collection of LED articles including them being use as city streetlights and possibility for stoplights. I know
For Stoplights, you have to consider and think about:
Cost of replacement. In the city of Milwaukee, it was the common practice of safety during the 1980’s that first that prompted the city of Milwaukee to replace the stoplight bulbs with still 20% of life left in them.
Will a city looking at them do the rational thing and just try a few first? Or go whole hog, replace them all, and screw the citizenry of city?
One major problem is that there is one maker of the cobra head for the lights. We also want to find out if it will save us money in the long run.
The LED lights on stop-and-go lights have an issue. They do not burn hot enough to melt snow, which the old lights can do. Therefore, we would need to clear them off in a snowstorm.
Something to check on with LED streetlights
Tiny particles make LED light more pleasing
Light-emitting diodes brighten new HDTVs
Deeper blacks, vivid colors make screens almost plasma-like in appearance
LED light news
We're not going back to incandescent. The successor to the LED light bulb: