5 benefits of efficient lighting for urban and pedestrian areas

13 Jun 2022

Urban areas may be very well served by efficient lighting, as opposed to traditional lighting. LED technology is already available in many town centers given the advantages it offers – from higher resource savings to greater sustainability. Efficient lighting will light up the future of our cities. At Televes Corporation we would like to describe some of its keys and the advantages that it may bring forth.

Savings: a cornerstone of efficient lighting for urban areas

One of the main reasons to turn to digital lighting is that it allows for cost savings, which can come in two different ways. First, efficient lighting is equipped with LED technology, so much less energy is used. Here you will find some examples of Spanish locations that have been able to reduce their power consumption by 70% thanks to the implementation of this type of luminaires.

Yet another advantage is that maintenance costs required by efficient lighting are more competitive. These luminaires reach much lower temperatures compared with their counterpart incandescent bulbs, so malfunction is much less likely to arise.

They also feature enhanced resistance to shock and are able to endure aggressive weather conditions. As a matter of fact, the Arousa range of luminaires is designed to withstand vandalism and coastal weather, as saline environments would be somewhat harmful for other kinds of luminaire.

This, together with longer lifespan of LED technology, brings about considerable reductions in maintenance costs thanks to efficient lighting.

Sustainability one step closer thanks to intelligent lighting

Lower energy use implies higher sustainability levels. By using this type of technology, you can reduce your energy consumption by up to 80%, resulting in a lower environmental impact.

Efficient lighting has been specially designed to keep the elements of traditional lighting, except that it adds up many more benefits, like greater sustainability. For this reason, no pollutants – such as mercury – are used during their production process, so manufacturing them is not as contaminating and aggressive with the environment.

Likewise, LED bulbs can be recycled at the end of their operational lifetime. The sustainability of this system is meant to be running from their creation to the moment they need to be replaced.

Enhanced image with enhanced lighting

An aspect that is also important, though minor, is how the light they produce looks in the area. Cities’ image is often characterized by their type of lighting. Apart for making a specific area more beautiful, they indicate how advanced a place is.

Visitors and tourists might be lured to the site because of its lighting. Some models are highly customizable, offering a range of colors and designs that gives them very good aesthetic finishing. In this sense, nightlife experience can be considerably improved by efficient lighting.


Efficient lighting for urban areas is safer

Another striking feature of efficient lighting is how safe it makes both local and visitors feel. Contrary to traditional lighting, LED technology does not provoke glares. Passersby and even vehicles can be therefore easily seen when they are close to these luminaires.

In this sense, areas with properly-lit pedestrian crossings improve response time of drivers passing by. This is a key aspect in terms of safety that, without a doubt, can save many lives.

Apart from that, as failure is less likely to occur and they are immune to electromagnetic interference, flickering and spontaneous blackouts are not that often. The area is, then, constantly lit, which makes local people feel safer.

Greater control and convenience

Thanks to these intelligent systems, lighting can be perfectly managed; it allows for programming and monitoring of the installations according to their schedules or specific needs in an area. In addition, by using some models, light can be dimmed and color can be changed, bringing about aesthetic and practical benefits.

With this system, further savings can be achieved, as it makes sure that light is only on when necessary. Lighting parameters can be changed anytime.




Diego Viana

Prescriber, Professional LED lighting