Energy Efficient Lighting
Echelon’s concern with energy efficient lighting focuses on the areas where we can bring some considerable insights - namely Traffic Engineering Control and Technology. The technologies that we have focused on include:
LED based Traffic Signal
lamps can reduce
energy consumption related to traffic signal operations by up to 85%. In addition, the life of the LED based lamps is 3 to
5 times that of
the standard incandescent lamp. The energy savings and reduced maintenance
costs plus improved safety mean that a retrofit can usually pay for itself
in 12 to 24 months.
Savings in energy costs and reduction in maintenance costs usually mean that the conversion cost (of a retrofit) can be paid back in two to four years depending on the cost of power and the wattages of the lamps used.
The LED lamps for Traffic Signals and the new Electronic Ballasts can provide a municipality or region with the tools to reduce power consumption and maintenance costs related to transportation.