Why can LED street lights replace fluorescent lights?

Fluorescent street lights are cheaper than LED street lights, and it seems that they need fewer electrolytics. Electrolytics will produce ripple current, won’t it?

The LED street light technology has kept involving, and now there are LED drivers that need fewer electrolytics, and their price is also going down. Here are some other main reasons why LED street lights are better:

  • Fluorescent street lights will cause pollution. The mercury in the lamp cannot be recycled.
  • The lifespan of fluorescent street lights is too short. Even though the price of the lamp is cheap, the following maintenance can be costly.

More reading: 7 Types of Street Lights Classified by Light Sources

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