At the moment it is connected to 12 cities in the U.S., Canada, China and Italy. The program is implemented jointly with industry enterprises and local governments. In a question-answer forum Richard Blumenthal was the first to reply. In participating cities are replacing traditional street lighting on the led. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, within the next 20 years of active introduction of new technology in lighting will reduce electricity demand by 62%, reduce CO2 emissions by 258 million tons. A shift to LEDs U.S. will abandon the construction of 133 power plants.
All of this eventually will save approximately $ 280 billion in Russia is also attempting to implement led lamps. However, they are more of a unit and not backed up by support at the highest political level. The first in our country's energy-saving led fixtures were installed in September 2007 in an underground subway passage Riga – Riga station. Customer project was Mosgorsvet. Over the years of operation, consumption Electricity in the transition decreased by 45%.
In 2008, pilot projects for the installation of LED-lamps launched rzd. led lighting has appeared on several stations, particularly on "Novoyaroslavskoy" Northern Railway road. According to representatives of Railways power at this station with the introduction of LED-technology has decreased in 2,5 times. In September 2009, in Tomsk, it was decided to transfer all the energy-saving led illumination. And ump "Tomskgorsvet signed a contract for the production of LEDs with local producers LED-lamps – Tomsk Lamp Factory (TELZ). In contrast to the cfl, led production in Russia has already been established.