The Minister of Economic Affairs for the Taiwan Government has announced its commitment to convert all of their traffic lights over to energy efficient LED lights over the next three years. Up to this point they have already converted nearly 350,000 of their 800,000 traffic lights to LED, and now have budgetedÂ what would beÂ $7 million in US Dollars to complete the conversion. Once in place they have estimated that the LED traffic lights will require 85% less energy to power. AfterÂ replacing all of their traffic lights they plan to schedule the conversion of all street lamps over the LEDs as well.
You have got to credit Taiwan for some forward thinking there.