Will LED Street Lights Give Your City the Blues? 
Date: Thursday, March 09, 2017 
Time: 2PM ET / 11AM PT 
Duration: 1 hour

For several decades High Pressure Sodium (HPS) technology has dominated municipal street lighting applications.  Today, this dominance has given way to LED solutions, which offer economic, environmental, and illumination quality benefits over HPS and other similar technologies. Still, with all the benefits LED technology offers, not all residents living in neighborhoods with LED streetlights would agree that these installations are actually an improvement. Combine this with the American Medical Association’s comments regarding the possible negative effects of LED lighting and many communities are now confused regarding what type of LED lighting is appropriate not only for their streets, but for other common outdoor areas in their communities as well.

Participants attending this webinar will be exposed to the following discussions items:

•       Review from a historical perspective, how outdoor LED luminaires have evolved from the early installations nearly a decade ago to the products of today with an emphasis on both economic need and the human experience.

•       Examine the American Medical Association’s recommendations as it relates to community-based LED lighting and its concern with blue-rich light.

•       Describe the many known benefits of LED lighting and its positive impact on communities.

•       Identify LED streetlight implementation risks as it relates to the human experience and describe strategies that can help communities succeed in the eyes of their residents.


  Duane Henderson, LC
  Manager and Lead Lighting Educator

Duane earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Shortly after graduating, he began his lighting career that has spanned more than 20 years. Over his career, Duane has held a variety of positions including: Inside Sales Lighting Manager, Lead Technical Resource for LED Lighting Sales, and Senior Product Manager. His product management role resulted in the successful launch of the Cree Edge™ High Output LED luminaire. Duane was also involved with the launch of the LEDway® Series, the industry’s first LED street light, nearly a decade ago. Duane is Lighting Certified and a member of the IES (Illumination Engineering Society). In his current role as Lead Lighting Educator at Cree’s Racine, Wisconsin facility, Duane shares his knowledge with external guests visiting the campus.


This webinar is available on demand here.