Port operators and Southern California hope that using the new light technology will redirect the light to where it is needed and cut energy consumption in half. "LEDs lose their effectiveness the further they are away from the area that needs lighting, which is an issue at the ports, where light poles have to be as high as 140 feet to illuminate the pathways between stacks of containers." LEP lighting will drastically cut down on light pollution in the surrounding area and keep residents happy. For an extra cost, the light fixtures can be fitted with a wireless transmitter that allows port operators to dim lights during off hours to a sixth of their full power. This would save even more energy at the ports. But, only trial and error will truly tell if LEP is the industrial. lighting of the future.
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