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LED street lighting

How properly designed LED street lighting can make cities safer, attractive and more livable

What do experts say, what are scientists telling us, what are the experiences from users?

Health&Well-being and Benefits

Philips Lighting expertise

What experts say

City cases

Benefits

Benefits of right street lighting design

Philips Lighting expertise


We believe in developing innovative outdoor LED lighting solutions that improve and enhance people’s lives. We aim to provide systems that increase the livability and connectivity of our outdoor environment while also being mindful of our social responsibility and the need to preserve our planet.


With the right expertise, light can be limited to when and where it’s needed – helping cities to preserve dark skies, natural rhythms and conservation. We use our expertise to develop outdoor lighting systems that enhance people’s well-being and helping to make people feel safe in the city. Light is important. Every street is different and requires lighting that is specifically tailored to its use-case. Our innovations deliver impressive energy savings and CO2 reduction with high quality light to make streets and roads feel safe, welcoming and pleasant. And this is what Philips Lighting does - applying our expertise to tailor our lighting systems to the needs, delivering light beyond illumination.
 

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What experts say


“Among other things, CCT "is inadequate for the purpose of evaluating possible health outcomes.” LED light sources can vary widely in their melanopic content for any given CCT."

Illuminating Engineering Society, 
IES’ position statement on outdoor lighting

Illuminating Engineering Society, 
IES’ position statement on outdoor lighting Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health

“Today’s LEDs are not inherently more hazardous (or beneficial) to human health than other light source, they have the potential to be carefully tuned to meet the diversifying demands.”

Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health

The U.S. Department of Energy,

Light and health

Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health
The U.S. Department of Energy,
Light and health
NEMA, 
Outdoor Lighting and Human/Animal Factors

SCENIHR (Scientific Committee),

Health Effects of Artificial Light

The U.S. Department of Energy,

Optical Safety of LEDs

The U.S. Department of Energy,

LED street lighting facts

Cambridge Electrical Department,

Cambridge Streetlight Conversion Fact Sheet

The U.S. Department of Energy,

A New Resource on the Effects of LED Street Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy,

LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow

City lighting cases


As cities grow, the challenges they pose—environmental, economic, and social—grow with them. But cities are hubs of diversity and innovation: they can also become the source of solutions.
Philips Lighting providing safe driving conditions in Singapore streets at night
Singapore F1 at night - displaying impressive glare control.
Running on a well illuminated street in Los Angeles City
Los Angeles is blazing the trail - Making the city a livable city.
Sustainable street lighting design in the Polish city of Szczecin
The Polish city of Szczecin benefits from a massive 70% energy saving. 
Future-proof city lighting in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires - pioneering future-proof connected LED lighting.
A well illuminated street in Holbaek – Improving Quality of life
Holbaek is improving quality of life and saving money through LED street lighting.
Residential street lighting in the City of Gaiserwald - Automatic street light control and dimming
City of Gaiserwald - Dimming automatically with the click of a mouse and up to 60% energy savings.