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The Outdoor Lighting Accelerator: Lighting the Way Forward

Final report from the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Outdoor Lighting Accelerator initiative which aimed to help municipalities and other public agencies overcome barriers in upgrading their street lights to modern, efficient, and high-performance systems. The report highlights pathways cities took to enhancing their street light systems, including incorporating smart street light elements such as sensors, adaptive lighting, and wireless communication capabilities. Pathways to energy savings, cost reduction, and technology enhancement are provided for municipally-owned systems as well as utility-owned and operated systems.

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