The City of Sonsonate upgraded its street lighting system to LED technology

Roadway & Street Lighting

El Salvador, August 2015. – The City of Sonsonate in El Salvador became the first city in Latin America to adopt GE's intelligent lighting system, a powerful combination of white light LED fixtures and GE's LightGrid, a web central management system designed with municipalities and transportation departments in mind. The new intelligent system allows incremental savings in the electricity bill by controlling the lighting level of the fixtures, and by scheduling specific times for the lights to be on or off.


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Date: 2015

Lightgrid: Smart lighting solutions

Due to its multiple benefits, GE Lightgrid system is one of the most innovative lighting systems of recent years, allowing better planning of fixture maintenance, mitigating the intensity of each light fixture for greater control of light levels, a better response to blackouts, savings on energy bills and a decrease in CO2 emissions to the environment.

"General Electric works hard to develop energy solutions that guarantee the effective generation, distribution and consumption of energy, thus supporting its customers in the reduction of emissions that contaminate the environment and economic costs. We are convinced that Sonsonate's example will be followed by many other cities of our region in the next few months", said Danny Ramírez, sales director of GE Lighting for Central America and Caribbean.

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