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Road and street lighting can play a crucial role in the attention, behaviour and ability of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Many road accidents occur each year in conditions that could probably have been prevented by good and well-planned lighting. In demanding traffic situations where traffic density can be high or visibility limited, the right amount of light in the right place and a true-to-life colour rendering are particularly important.
» OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS - The physical design of luminaires is of utmost importance as luminaires in outdoor environments are exposed to enormous external impact and risk of vandalism. High quality street luminaires should have a high Ingress Protection (IP) and vandal resistance class (IK). The luminaire housing should have effective heat dissipation with substantial heat sinks and be made of corrosion resistant material with oven cured powder coating.
»ROAD PROFILE DESIGN - Every road or street is unique and it is important to start from some basic parameters - road width, post height, post spacing and post location in relation to the road. To ensure the best possible end result for each lighting installation, we tailor the lighting to these conditions. With this as a starting point, it is possible to assess the optimum output, optics and luminaire angle of the luminaires.
» LIGHTING CLASS - The amount and type of traffic is taken into account to determine the lighting needs of a road or street. Higher lighting classes place higher demands on lighting. Municipalities and cities define a lighting class for the street that tells them how much lighting is needed and the level of uniformity required.
» GOOD OPERATING ECONOMICS - An investment in lighting for roads and streets is a large part of the public budget and a good overall calculation with the lowest possible operating costs lays the foundation for an attractive operating economy of the entire facility.
» FUTURE-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY - The lighting industry is evolving at a rapid pace and luminaires are getting smarter all the time. Today, street luminaires are increasingly equipped with sensors and controls. Smarter street luminaires contribute not only to energy efficiency but also to the ability to communicate with different control systems.
In a street lighting installation, energy savings are already achieved by switching from traditional light sources to LED technology. Reduced energy consumption and maintenance costs result in savings that ensure a quick return on investment in modern street lighting. Column spacing can be increased in many cases because our optical lenses distribute the light with such precision, thus requiring fewer luminaires on the same road section. We offer a pre-programmed night dimming profile as standard but also have the option to program each individual luminaire as required. It is of course possible to equip the luminaires with sensors for light or motion for maximum control of energy costs.
With nearly 20 years of experience in street lighting, we have developed custom street luminaires with robust construction and advanced optical lenses to offer the most attractive solutions on the market. An optimised light pattern benefits not only road users but also nearby homes and the natural environment around illuminated roads. The right luminaire with the right optics puts the light where it is needed without discomfort glare and contributes to minimised light pollution.
There are many parameters involved in planning a road lighting installation. In addition to the basic elements of the road profile such as lighting class, road width, post height, post spacing and post location in relation to the road, it is also important to take into account any retention factor, number of lanes and the reflective properties of the road surface. Our skilled consultants will assist with light calculations free of charge.