PLUS cities present their vision on the future of LEDs at EUSEW 2012

Over 60 participants were present as the PLUS partners unveiled the project’s first conclusions on LEDs as a solution for energy efficient public lighting strategies, at the “LED Lighting Strategies for Urban Spaces” conference held on the 20th of June during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2012 in Brussels.

With their high energy efficiency, longer life spans and increased flexibility, LEDs are often proclaimed as the urban lighting solution of the future. However, through our Deep Dive analysis in cities that have implemented this technology, project lighting experts have come to the conclusion that while LEDs are appropriate in particular contexts for some cities, the high investment costs involved and the rapid technological evolution means that they might not be the best answer for all cities at the moment,” said Rik van Stiphout, PLUS Overall Project Manager and Programme Manager Lighting in the City of Eindhoven. However, even though LEDs are not the only (cost efficient) solution for cities at the moment, they bring new visions for structuring and boosting public lighting systems.

The conference brought together the knowledge on the use of LEDs in outdoor lighting with speeches from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the DG INFSO Photonics Unit (which is leading the green paper and task force on solid state lighting), as well as other European projects such as BLISS and LED – Light in Public Space.
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