Efficiently designed street lighting to provide visibility, safety and comfort to users can be optimised for energy savings. The energy-saving capacity of street lighting can be exploited by adopting innovative lighting solutions, suitable for safety, energy-efficient and with reduced costs.
The combination of technology and design has led to important advances in both street and public lighting, with innovative and environmentally friendly solutions that contribute to global environmental well-being.
Energy savings, in street lighting, can be implemented using lighting solutions that meet specific technical requirements, namely:
- adequate road luminance;
- uniformity of the street luminance;
- limitation of glare by light centres;
- ability to provide sufficient visual guidance.
Designing a lighting system capable of centralising the control and management of street lighting, means obtaining energy savings, associated with a reduction in lighting costs, ensuring, however, maximum visual comfort in the illuminated areas. The objective is to avoid excessive lighting of the areas, since it is not necessary to maintain the maximum light intensity, to provide an optimal service.