Building Trades

Electrical Workers Union Lights the Way

August 28, 2014
By Stephanie West

Boston, Mass. – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 has installed 19 Clear Blue/Illumient solar and wind powered street lights at their Boston headquarters. These "Smart Off-Grid" lights communicate wirelessly with Clear Blue’s advanced cloud-based software to enable IBEW personnel to remotely control, maintain and operate them over the Internet.

'The new off-grid lights are practical, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and they give us remote control and monitoring capability that doesn’t exist with alternatives,' said Michael Monahan, Business Manager of Local 103.

The lights illuminate the parking lot and pathways at the facility, which now includes a state-of-the-art training center for IBEW members. The street lights were supplied by Clear Blue’s Illumient division a provider of innovative lighting solutions in New England. The lights communicate wirelessly with Clear Blue’s advanced cloud-based software to enable IBEW personnel to remotely operate lights over the Internet. The cost of maintaining the system is much less compared with other lighting options.

IBEW is focused on being at the forefront of new technologies that build better cities and towns across the country, said Michael Monahan, Business Manager of Local 103.

August 28, 2014

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