Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are lighting a path in the city of Pittsburgh to make communities safer and healthier and help to create a better world for people and the planet. Angie Martinez works at the city of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and oversees lighting for streets and in buildings through the management of the city’s public spaces and infrastructure. The switch to LEDs is a smart choice because they are the most energy-efficient light bulbs available. Unlike traditional incandescent light bulbs and other less efficient forms of lighting, LEDs reduce our electricity consumption by transferring most of their energy into light rather than heat. And because they have a longer life span they are more cost-efficient, making the switch to LEDs a smart drawdown solution for our climate. LEDs in the city of Pittsburgh are helping to light the way to a new path for a better world for all of us, and for our future generations.
—Tuesday, March 22, 2022