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    Brighten America using federal funds

    Lighting is a priority US infrastructure investment

    The US government’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is a $1.2 trillion, once-in-a-generation opportunity to rebuild and modernize America’s outdated infrastructure. Through targeted allocation of federal funds, the IIJA drives investments in strengthening and revitalizing roads, bridges, ports, schools, broadband, and more.


    Lighting has a critical role to play in each of these areas. Installing LED and connected lighting is one of the fastest and most effective means to reduce energy consumption, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and engage communities. IoT and broadband capabilities built on top of the connected lighting infrastructure offer extraordinary benefits that go far beyond illumination, enhancing safety, spurring economic activity, and driving prosperity.


    Now is the perfect time to get started on your infrastructure project and to leverage LED and connected lighting. Signify, the world leader in lighting, has created the Brighten America program so that you can take action without delay.


    Drivers and pedestrians rely on proper area and roadway lighting to navigate their daily routines safely and effectively. When reimagined with dynamic LED lighting, bridges can play a role in engaging communities, revitalizing the local economy, and encouraging tourism. Municipalities must also find ways to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions while saving money that can then be used to fund other community initiatives. LED and connected lighting can do all this, while laying the groundwork for smart, data-driven capabilities that provide benefits that go far beyond illumination.


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    Educational establishments fulfill a unique role in society as places of learning, belonging, and community cohesion. From public schools to universities, cost-effective and LED and connected lighting can radically reduce an institution’s energy consumption while helping students focus better, keeping them safer, providing guidance as they make their way around campus, and more.


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    Government buildings

    Buildings account for almost 40% of all US energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Installing LED and connected lighting is the least intrusive aspect of building renovation, and it represents the quickest path to reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption. Additionally, connected lighting establishes the digital infrastructure that is so crucial for safe and optimal operations, efficient building maintenance, and achieving net zero carbon. Governments can lead the way on climate action with LED and connected lighting retrofits for all government properties, from municipal buildings to post offices, state parks and more.


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    Broadband access is critically important for equal opportunity in the workplace, the educational system, and people’s day-to-day lives. While high speed internet access is paramount for all citizens, significant gaps in digital equity remain. With a smart street lighting infrastructure in place, cities can expand broadband networks to cover previously underserved areas while reducing the cost of delivery, avoiding the construction difficulties of trenching, and improving city aesthetics.


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