City to introduce LED lights
An entire US city may soon replace its traditional streetlights with LED bulbs.
Councillors from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently met with LED light specialists from Carnegie Mellon University and Clinton Climate Initiative to discuss the proposed move.
City officials are aiming to reduce the area's energy bills with the introduction of 40,000 LED street lights, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The bulbs will feature power-saving mechanisms such as timers which change the brightness of the lights depending on the time of day.
In addition to streetlights, the innovative bulbs may also be integrated into the city's key structures such as bridges and large buildings.
William Peduto explained that the move is likely to have a large impact on the city.
"This is much more than changing light bulbs. This is about urban lighting for the 21st Century," he told the paper.
Meanwhile, researchers from the University of Cambridge recently designed an LED light which can cut energy bills by 75 per cent