The new EU guidelines on the use of bulbs and for increased energy savings make the issue of lighting of public spaces in major metropolitan areas more relevant than ever. To this the fact that many cities, towns and municipalities are strapped for cash, not least because of the economic crisis. Saving is therefore called for.
At the same time light is amplified for the city marketing used. Beautifully illuminated pedestrian zones, illuminated facades and bridges make a city for residents and tourists attractive no doubt. In the lighting of streets and squares eighth municipalities therefore increasingly on efficiency. While the transition to energy-efficient LED technology precedes faster in the private sector, they increased in the public space, though. This is mostly to missing studies and long-term experience on the effects of LED light on the road. Some large cities in German-speaking countries but such as Zurich or Vienna, experimenting already with the latest generation of LED lights, and in some districts LED test equipment built. Here LEDs are so advanced technically for some years that they have enough light for the energy-saving lighting produce of streets and squares. And other advantages provide important arguments for a comprehensive transition.
With sensor-controlled LED streetlights are possible, which are automatically switched on when approaching pedestrians or cars. Their compact designs LED bulbs can also be mounted directly on walls and so light emissions can be reduced. They are also insensitive to cold and are characterized by high luminous efficiency and a particularly long service life from. The LED technology reduces energy and maintenance costs, and facilitates the public the balancing act between energy efficiency on the one hand and sophisticated lighting design on the other side of successful master.