IEEE Concludes LEDs are Viable Because of Flexibility


The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) apparently embraces LED technology as acceptable in the long run because the technology is supposedly flexible. Engineers are often perceived as embracing technology for technology’s own sake, despite collateral effects. This article does not appear to deal with the true issue at hand – the amount of blue light emitted by LED streetlights – but focuses on their reduced energy consumption.

The IEEE includes statements as to how much money Los Angeles and New York hope to save by using LED streetlights, but offers no opinion as to how, if ever those cities will be able to recoup their investment in LED streetlights.


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