Siemens is switching 9,000 street lights to LED technology in the U.S. city of Manchester in the State of New Hampshire. Some 4,500 lamps have already been refitted and the work should be completed by the end of September.
Siemens will also be responsible for the required service and maintenance work. LED technology reduces power consumption by 60 percent and will bring the city considerable financial benefits, with annual savings of US$500,000 (over €450,000) in terms of energy and maintenance costs like replacing light bulbs.
Manchester is the first city in New Hampshire to switch its street lighting to long-life, energy-efficient LEDs. LEDs are brighter than conventional light sources and provide more safety and security in public spaces. Besides the safety aspect, energy consumption is also an important factor.
European streetlights alone use some 60 terawatt hours (60 billion kilowatt hours) of electricity every year - the equivalent of 2.5 percent of the entire EU consumption. Widespread use of LED technology can reduce annual energy requirements by 64 percent to 22 TWh, corresponding to around 19 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis.
Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com
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