New EU directive concerning street lighting
The EU revised the regulations for street lighting within the Climate Protection Program. The Federal Government transposed this directive into German law in spring 2009.
Many towns and communities will have to consider how to proceed with street lighting in the future. Spare parts for many older lamps will not be available anymore, mercury-vapor lamps will be taken off the market, certain ballasts will no longer be allowed and the adjustability of lamps must be guaranteed.
It will be interesting for the communities to know, who will bear the costs in the scope of the existing ownership structure, as the reconstruction will not be possible or efficient for several types of lamps.
We intensively dealt with possible solutions for the implementation of this directive and we are happy to help you with words and deeds.
More information: www.umweltbundesamt.de
Technology of the future – The self-sustaining street lamp
A street lamp that self-produces its own power might soon be reality. During the day, electricity is produced and stored with the help of the sun, using a small photo voltaic system. This electricity is taken from the storage at night in order to light the economical, light-efficient LED lamps. The major challenge for this combination is the storage capacity of the electric current.
We will keep you informed about the progress on this site.