LED Lighting startup Bridgelux and Chevron have announced a partnership to bring LED lights to various municipalities. Bridgelux already has pilot programs in several communities in California, including Livermore, Benicia, and Solana Beach. The modules, which can be used in existing street light fixtures, can mean significant cost savings for cities. Forbes reports:
Bridgelux CEO Bill Watkins says that the company’s LED lighting modules can be used with existing street lights. Brad Bullington, VP for corporate and market development at Bridgelux, says several of the company’s pilot customers are likely to go to full build outs in the next month or so. He sees a huge potential market here, noting that there are 35 million street lights in the U.S., 70% of which use a standard form factor “cobra head” design from General Electric that could use the company’s LED modules.