Street lighting is crucial to ensure the safety and security of drivers and pedestrians in all cities and towns across the world and can contribute close to 50% of the city’s annual electricity bill. Energy-efficient street lighting and light emitting diode (LED) street lighting in particular can help municipalities achieve 50 – 70% energy savings over conventional road lighting technologies. A further opportunity comes with connecting light points so that they can be monitored and managed remotely as part of an integrated system. Combining high-efficiency LED lighting with connected system management can deliver energy savings of up to 80% and supports city stakeholders to meet their ambitious targets for energy savings and sustainability.
“Cities are turning to state-of-the-art technology to enhance livability and quality of life of citizens. Connected digital lighting solutions are a unique resource that enables cities to reap the benefits of cost-cutting and energy saving technology while enhancing neighborhoods that support vibrant city life and attract economic activity and tourism” said Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs at Philips Lighting.
ICLEI and Philips Lighting are joining forces and expertise to support capacity building of local governments for the development and implementation of energy-efficient street lighting and LED projects in particular. "ICLEI is pleased to partner with Philips Lighting to help local governments worldwide seize the benefits of energy-efficient street-lighting. By showcasing good practices of cities such as Los Angeles and Buenos Aires, we hope to contribute to their replication, also in emerging economy and developing countries. In this initiative, we are able to build on the expertise and experience of both the private and public sectors, benefiting the participating cities around the world," said Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General.
The LED Street Lighting Solutions Package will cover LED street lighting in new developments, retrofitting of existing lighting infrastructure, smart, connected LED street lighting for advanced control and savings and solar-powered LED street lighting. This Solutions Package will be made available to local governments worldwide for free through the Solutions Gateway, a knowledge-sharing platform for local governments. The Package will take an integrated approach to cover from policy, organizational and procurement aspects to technology and finance, providing concrete examples of implementation in cities. Related capacity building activities will include face-to-face training and a webinar for wider geographical coverage.
Register for the Solutions Gateway today to gain full access to the guidance and resources provided and watch this space: the first LED Street Lighting Solution will become available already in April.
If you are interested do not hesitate to contact Ana Marques at the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn® Center, ICLEI World Secretariat.