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AMA report on outdoor lighting: SOLA response

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Articles from SOLA

“Afraid of the Dark?” Pan European Networks
“Can Lighting Save the World?” Pan European Networks
The Future of Outdoor Lighting” APA PAS Memo

Lessons Learned

San Jose, CA LED Streetlight Retrofit Project

Gloucester, UK LED Streetlight Retrofit Project 

Davis, CA  LED Streetlight Retrofit Project 

Cambridge, MA LED Streetlight Retrofit Project 

Best Practices

Why Glare Matters and Real Energy Efficiency

Why Color Matters: Designing Streetlighting for the Real Client

Hot Topics

Will the Smart Lighting train ever leave the station?

Smart Urban Lighting Trends

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The Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA) promotes smart, sustainable and ecologically responsible outdoor lighting using new technologies and best practices in lighting design. SOLA provides the most current independent research and information to cities on smart lighting solutions based on their performance, interoperability and their real-world effectiveness. We promote visibility and safety research to support the goal of reducing total global lumens . 

SOLA is a 501c3 non-profit formed in 2001 to help communities transition to energy efficient public lighting and promote the use of smart controls. We are currently developing workshops and webinars and are available for on-site training and design consultation. 

As a non-profit organization, we are always seeking funding and actively recruiting partners to support this effort. If you are able to support the mission of providing guidance to communities in their quest to adopt smart outdoor lighting, please make a contribution using the Donate button above.

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