What does LED mean?

In its simplest terms, a Light-Emitting Diode (LED) is an electronic component that emits light when an electric current is passed through it. The colour of the LED is obtained by adding a phosphorous material over the LED chip. LED streetlights are extremely energy efficient, do not produce any UV rays or infrared radiation, can be easily controlled, and have long life spans of more than 20 years. LED lighting provides an exceptional colour rendering index (CRI) of 70 or better.

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1. How many streetlights does FortisAlberta own and operate?
2. Why did FortisAlberta introduce an LED Conversion Streetlight Option?
3. Why did FortisAlberta change its lighting standards?
4. Will HPS streetlights still be available to FortisAlberta customers?
5. What are the benefits of converting to LED technology?
6. How many streetlights does FortisAlberta plan to convert under the LED Streetlight Conversion Option?
7. Why are municipalities switching to LEDs?
8. Why does our community look different with LED streetlights? Why do LEDs appear brighter, but my street is darker?
9. How do LED fixtures impact light pollution?
10. What does LED mean?
11. What does HPS mean?
12. What does CRI mean?
13. What is a BUG rating?
14. Why did FortisAlberta change the colour temperature of their LED lights?
15. Will the 3,000K LED lights make everything look orange like the old HPS lights?
16. Why does the colour temperature of streetlights matter?
17. Have the health impacts of the blue/white light associated with LEDs been considered?
18. I’ve heard the new LEDs disrupt sleep patterns. Is that accurate?