This EPICS group is working to hasten the replacement of common incandescent
traffic signal lights with high-brightness light emitting diode (LED) technology.
We endeavor to educate authorities across the State of Indiana about the
significant benefits this technology provides in energy and maintenance
savings, pollution reduction and enhanced safety.
Our overall goal is to promote and realize the benefits engineering can
provide to society through outreach activities aimed at accelerating the
adoption of this technology statewide. We are performing an analysis of
the significant energy and maintenance savings provided by the LED devices
in the local community and studying methods of financing the initial capital
investment. We are working with city engineers and leaders to assist them
in the process of adopting LED signal technology.
The Notre Dame Indiana LED Signal Adoption Study (ILEDSAS) group has been
working with Dr. Hall each semester since the Fall of 2001 to get the
word out about the merits of LED traffic signals and to encourage local
cities to embrace the new technology through cutting-edge upgrade projects.
The group’s success over the last three years is a testament to
the students’ dedication to the cause and is a direct result of
their hard work, genuine passion for learning, and unflagging drive for
the success of the project.