LED street lighting kindles interest in Michigan

LED street lights are spreading worldwide, providing smaller carbon footprints, brighter streets and jobs in places like Detroit, which has installed its 10,000th LED street light, putting it ahead of schedule on a plan for 65,000 new such lights through 2016. Other municipalities statewide are also moving to adopt LED street lights, thanks to federal supports and an optional energy efficiency program providing rebates throughout most of the state.