The Change To LED Street Lighting


An LED street light is an integrated light that uses li […]

An LED street light is an integrated light that uses light emitting diodes (LED) as its light source. These are considered integrated lights because, in most cases, the luminaire and the fixture are not separate parts. In manufacturing, the LED light cluster is sealed on a panel and then assembled to the LED panel with a heat sink to become an integrated lighting fixture.

The change to LED street lighting has been attractive because:

Energy consumption can be halved.
The replacement of time expired equipment leads to improved reliability and reduced ongoing maintenance.
Adaptable; instant start, available in a range of colour temperatures and dimmable to allow variable lighting to be installed, offering greater energy savings.

For some reason LED lighting has had a bad press, seen as the cause of all sorts of adverse effects on humans, flora and fauna. Reports produced in USA and Europe suggests LED street lighting is bad for humans in two main areas; the production of blue light that can affect melatonin production and glare that can damage to vision.

LED street lighting emits little upward light, the majority is directed to the area it is needed.