Friday, November 6, 2009

Colorado Solar Road Lighting Tests

Lightspeed Road Solar is making solid progress in Colorado with its snow plowable, in-road solar LED lighting.

We have signed agreements with two private highways to install test decks of our SV02 model as soon as possible.

After successfully completing snow plow testing last month, we have made a minor design change to the cast iron housing of the SV02 and product will be ready to install within the next few weeks.

We are seeing strong interest from public works managers and street managers in two particular areas: 1) Reducing ROR (Run Off Road) accidents and 2) Supplementing or displacing overhead road lighting.

Run off road accidents are the most frequent cause of crashes on the nations roadways, especially at horizontal curves. Placing street lights or other poles along the roadway only increases the severity of these accidents.

I'll post some photos and video of the snow plow testing soon.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Xcel Plans to Hike Rates for Outdoor Lighting...

Xcel Energy recently announced plans to increase rates on street Lighting, parking lighting and residential overhead lighting.

The propsed rate increase will take affect on January 1, 2010 assuming it is approved by the Colorado Public Utility commission.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Blog

The conversation and buzz about solar LED lighting is I got picked to start and maintain our company blog.

While this blog is maintained by an industry professional, we intend for it to be non-commercial and open to discussion for anyone in our outside of our industry.

We are a U.S. Company so our discussion about projects related to Solar road lighting and building lighting will have a U.S. focus, but we look forward to input from companies, suppliers and end users all over the globe.