Every year, accidents occur in circumstances that the officials have defined as dim or dark. Street lighting can help prevent traffic accidents and play a decisive role in the behaviour and performance of drivers and other road users.

Lighting can also improve road safety in sections that are somehow exceptional – such as high connectivity, foggy road segments or complicated traffic arrangements. High-quality lighting improves the service level and flow of traffic and reduces glare caused by vehicles.

What does good street lighting take into account?

The correct level of lighting. Determining the need for street lighting takes into account how much and what type of traffic is on the street. Municipalities and cities define a lighting category for the street that indicates how much light is needed and how even the light should be. The higher the category, the more requirements for lighting.

Particular features of the street. The streets differ, for example, in terms of street width, pole distance and pole height. In order to provide high-quality lighting for each street, lighting is tailored to the required extent. Usually, customisation addresses the light output of the luminaires, optics, or both.

External factors. In outdoor lighting, the importance of durability of the luminaires is higher than anywhere else, since the luminaires are always exposed to extreme natural conditions and possible vandalism. High-quality street luminaires are made from durable and tested materials, and they have a sufficiently high IP and IK grade, and well-executed heat management. The buyer can be carefree also thanks to the long warranty period.

Future needs. Cities are developing fast, and there is more and more talk of a Smart City. This is also reflected in street luminaires that are developed to be compatible with Smart City. Street luminaires are becoming increasingly smarter, which helps not only with energy efficiency but also for sharing information with other systems.

Street lighting control RESULTS IN energy efficiency

In street lighting, energy savings arise from the replacement of traditional light sources for LED technology and the optimisation of light levels. In addition to energy savings, lighting control increases the lifetime of the LEDs.

Street luminaires can be controlled as a group or by individual luminaires. A night dimming profile is programmed for the driver, which changes the amount of light according to the pre-defined profile. Street luminaires can be fitted with Smart City connectors, connecting to equipment that makes a single luminaire function as an independent unit. In this case, a single luminaire can respond, for example, to an approaching pedestrian.

High-quality street lighting – glare-free lighting FOR different environments

Reduce street lighting maintenance costs, save energy, and improve safety. Greenled’s street luminaires manufactured in Finland are long life cycle products designed to last for years. The timeless Scandinavian design of the luminaires is ideal for many different operating environments.

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