Public lighting can account for 40-50% of a municipality’s energy consumption. Moreover, due to urban development, this value has increased significantly in recent decades. According to the IDAE (Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy), Spain has almost 9 million light points with an average power of 156W, so the annual consumption of municipalities is approximately 5,296 GWh.
BENEFITS OF STREET LIGHTING
The efficient and rational use of light contributes to the social and economic development of a community. The main benefits of lighting are:
To allow the transit of pedestrians and vehicles on public roads and areas.
To ensure greater safety when walking or circulating in these places.
In addition, by artificially extending the hours without sunlight, it also contributes to other activities in cities and towns, such as commerce and tourism.