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What is public lighting and what are the advantages of smart lighting?

Public lighting is one of the services that municipal authorities must provide in order to make the areas under their administration safer and more readily accessible for the town or city’s inhabitants.

Public lighting mostly refers to streetlights, which are available in a number of forms, from the most traditional - lampposts and wall lights, for example – to cutting-edge, low visual impact units.

 

The technical development of public lighting infrastructure has been shaped by the need for local authorities to fulfill two requirements: limiting energy consumption and reducing light pollution.

The most innovative technical solutions involve the use of remotely managed LED units. This Smart Lighting technology means units can be managed in a more innovative and efficient way, enabling users to:

 

  • Cut energy consumption by around 65% and generate a further 20% in savings by adjusting light output according to vehicle traffic needs;
 
  • Manage units more effectively through longer product life and reduced labor requirements;

 

  • Improve light quality through greater color rendering provided by the new sources, which enable excellent color perception.

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