The famous Golden Gate Bridge may get an LED makeover. As part of its Gateway program, the Department of Energy has evaluated the use of LED retrofit kits to replace the existing lights on the San Francisco landmark.
“The goal of the study was to identify solutions to reduce maintenance and energy use without compromising the quantity or quality of existing illumination.”
Currently, four types of luminaries containing HPS or LPS lamps are currently used. Various replacement options were evaluated, including custom LED retrofit kits, fully-integrated LED or ceramic-metal halides.
Researchers found that commercially-available LED retrofits could not be found that would be suitable for installation within the existing luminaire housings. However, custom LED retrofit kits would help save energy while maintaining light levels.
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