New LED traffic lights can't melt snow

#Technology

Thu, Dec 17th, 2009 12:58 by capnasty NEWS

Traffic lights using state-of-the-art LED illumination use 90 percent less electricity, offer a much longer service life and are more durable than their incandescent counterparts. Unfortunately, the low-watt LED units burn much cooler than its white-hot counterpart making it unable to melt snow off weather exposed traffic fixtures.

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