Street lighting plays a crucial role in daily life. The emphasis with this is placed on traffic safety and creating a safe and socially inviting environment. Good visibility and recognition of people and objects are essential in this regard. Street lighting also contributes to a certain atmosphere, appearance, and experience. Nowadays, sustainability is a significant consideration in public street lighting, with energy conservation being the primary goal. For this reason, Prolumia offers various types of LED street lighting in its range.
Benefits of LED street lighting
LED street lighting is increasingly being used to illuminate main roads, foot and bicycle paths, residential areas, the vicinity of public buildings, business premises, parking areas, and more. Prolumia presents the next generation of LED street lighting. From areas where functionality is key to more public spaces where aesthetics are also essential, Prolumia offers a wide range of fixtures to provide suitable lighting solutions for every area. Some benefits include:
- Significant energy savings
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Long lifespan (>60,000 hours)
- Improved optical performance
- No mercury or other heavy metals
- Enhanced color rendering
LED street lighting standards
Since street lighting directly affects many aspects, all fixtures must meet a large number of these requirements. In general, LED street lighting should meet the following:
- NEN-EN 50102: Protection degrees of enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts (IK code). IK06 is sufficient for a light height above 4 meters. If it's lower than 4 meters, the class should be at least IK08.
- NEN-EN 50110: Operation of electrical installations.
- NEN-EN 60529: Protection degrees of enclosures (IP code). It should be at least IP54.
- NEN-EN 60598-1: Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests.
- NEN-EN 60598-2-3: Luminaires - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for road and street lighting luminaires.
- NEN 1010: Safety requirements for low-voltage installations.
- Equipped with a CE marking.
STREET LIGHTING | MUNICIPALITY
In late 2017, the Prolumia Pro-Strada luminaire family was introduced. It is praised for its sleek design and lighting technology. The competitive price was a pleasant surprise. This aroused the interest of the municipality of Steenbergen, which had already started to have a large part of its old luminaires replaced with LED luminaires. At the request of the municipality, an intensive collaboration was established with the consulting firm Nobralux and the installing party Dynniq.
Energy agreement 2013 for street lighting
Although sustainability is a top priority in many municipalities, not all street lighting has been replaced with LED lamps. This is simply because replacing traditional lighting fixtures is costly. In many municipalities, the decision has been made to replace street lighting in phases with LED fixtures. The Energy Agreement 2013 plays a role in this decision. This agreement was established by the Social and Economic Council in 2013 and outlines energy and climate policies until 2030.
For public lighting, this means that by 2030, 50% more energy must be saved compared to 2013. Fortunately, many municipalities are on the right track and are positive about achieving this goal. However, there is still much work to be done. Prolumia specializes in sustainable LED street lighting and can offer assistance. Together, we can work towards a sustainable future.
Lighting calculation for street lighting
To meet the required standards for your street lighting, a professional lighting plan is essential. This plan tells you what type of fixtures and how many of them are needed for your area. This is a challenging task, especially for a large-scale project such as a street or road. Prolumia can assist with this. We use the Relux simulation program for our lighting calculations.
Within ten business days, you will receive a non-binding proposal, including the Relux lighting calculation linked to a quotation. This proposal will explain the layout of the street lighting and the reasons behind the choices made. Additionally, it will elaborate on the achieved light level, by the legally established NEN standards, which define how many lux should be delivered on a specific surface.