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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. The tool is available in English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

The SEAD Street Lighting Tool is a free, easy-to-use calculator that helps municipal officials make more informed procurement choices and alleviate some of the complexity involved in purchasing new street lighting products.

Street lighting is one of the largest sources of energy consumption under a municipality's direct control. Deployment of new, advanced street lighting technologies – such as light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures – can improve visibility and reduce light pollution, while lowering energy consumption by 50 percent.

How you can use the SEAD Street Lighting Tool

Small municipalities and first-time users can perform basic assessments of lighting options using common road configurations.

Experienced lighting designers can quickly and easily prescreen products for a particular road and pole configuration, analyzing tens or hundreds of fixture choices at the same time.

Manufacturers can provide consistent recommendations on the best lighting fixtures for particular road configurations.

The SEAD Street Lighting Tool makes it easy to identify the best lighting product for any circumstance, allowing users to simply and comprehensively evaluate lighting products – both LEDs and conventional fixtures – according to technical specifications, lighting quality, cost, and energy savings. With the tool, you can:

  • Identify optimal street lighting solutions for common road layouts
  • Analyze and compare a large number of lighting fixtures simultaneously
  • Calculate potential energy and costs savings from the deployment of efficient street lighting
  • Achieve up to 50 percent in energy savings

Designed for international use, the tool is available in English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

For additional support, or if you are interested in using the SEAD Street Lighting Tool to inform procurement processes in your city or country, contact us.

The SEAD Street Lighting Tool is supported by Mexico's National Commission for Energy Efficiency, India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada, the Swedish Energy Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Case Studies

SEAD works with partner governments to introduce the Street Lighting Tool at workshops and train municipal lighting engineers and other stakeholders on its use. Learn more about SEAD Street Lighting activities around the world.