Why Can't Street Lights be White?

Answer The newest generation of street lighting does in fact use high efficiency white LED technology with an excellent lumen per watt ratio and very long life expectancy's - but it will take 10 to 15 yea... Read More »

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When did NYC get electric street lights?

Thomas Edison put the first electric streets lights in New York City during the summer of 1881. To power the street lights, Edison installed six dynamos that supported an output of 100 kilowatts ea... Read More »

Who invented street lights?

Although Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the invention of the street light, gas-lit street lamps debuted in Pall Mall, London, in 1807. More than a half century later, electric arc street ... Read More »

When were street lights invented?

The first ever streetlights put into use were on London's Pall Mall. They were first lit on Jan 28, 1807 and lead the way for other towns to take up gas street lighting. In the early days a lamp li... Read More »

Types of Street Lights?

It's interesting to try to imagine what Benjamin Franklin (1706 to 1790) would think about streetlights in America today. Franklin designed glass-pane lamps that provided candlelight for the street... Read More »