With more than 26 million aging street lights in the worlds, municipalities have the opportunity to leverage on Stree tLED lighting to dramatically reduce energy use, electricity and maintenance costs. The seemingly now a low initial investment of an LED retrofit excites purchasers to instantly decide and replace the traditional street lighting solutions with LED and receive a lucrative pay back of meager 1-2 years due to low price of LED Street lights
It is estimated that LED street lights operating up to 12 hours a day should last up to 10 years and LED street light maintenance is very low compare to old traditional lighting. In contrast, a typical high-pressure sodium lamp has a rated life of 20–24,000 hours, which is the point at which half of the street lamps would burn out. This means about half of the street lamps would require replacement within 5 years. LED street lights are solid-state devices that utilize semiconductor material instead of a filament or neon gas. Consequently, they can withstand much more demanding environments than traditional solutions— including shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures. These capabilities contribute to the long operational life of LED street lights which can greatly reduce expenditure on the unsightly distractions of ongoing maintenance with service personnel replacing street lamps that burn out frequently.