Public street and area lighting account for up to 40 percent of electricity consumed by municipalities, and for about 1-3 percent of total electricity demand worldwide.
Street lighting is typically one of the largest sources of energy consumption under a municipality’s direct control. By switching to LED street lights, municipalities can achieve up to 50 percent in energy savings. LED street lights also offer numerous co-benefits, including lower maintenance costs, a longer lifespan, reduced light pollution, and better visibility for pedestrians and motorists.
The SEAD Street Lighting Tool provides a quick, easy way for government procurement officials to evaluate the quality, efficiency, technical compatibility, and lifetime cost of different street lighting products.