The United States Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has launched an effort to to develop an inventory of the nation’s street and highway lighting systems. The survey seeks nationwide participation in determining numbers which represent roadway lighting. An accurate inventory will enable US agencies to develop national and local policies and programs for future implementation of LED streetlights.
According to the MSSLC, the goal of the inventory project is to 1) establish a more reliable number of the nation’s street lighting inventory; 2) To develop a clear picture of street lighting ownership models, e.g. what is the source of funding and what entity collects the fees?; 3) To develop a clear picture of how much energy is consumed by the nation’s streetlights; 4) To develop a clear picture of what it costs to operate and maintain the nation’s streetlights.
For inventory purposes, publicly funded streetlights are defined as roadway lights and area lights. Roadway lights are further divided into street lights and highway lights, and include those that illuminate local and collector roads and interstates, freeways, and expressways. Area lights encompasses those lights which illuminate public places and walkways found in parks, public parking lots, outdoor areas, and landscapes.
Participants are asked to follow thislink to participate in the survey.