As cities and towns across the region grapple with the choice of converting their street lights to energy-saving LED bulbs, there are numerous factors to consider and balance, like lighting quality, safety, digital infrastructure, and finances. With a thriving downtown night-life and historical importance, the City of Saratoga Springs presents an excellent test-case for how to create safe and sustainable nighttime environments through a lighting strategy. As the City implements its Smart City Roadmap, this is a critical piece and can open opportunities for the inclusion of other technologies like electric vehicle charging, public WiFi, and data collection capabilities to aid public safety and other service operations.
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Municipal Smart City Street Light Conversion & Evolving Technology Guidebook