Switzerland Adopts The Challenge of LED Public Lighting
In addition to important energy savings, Led Public lighting(CLASSIC) also provides better lighting quality, improved road safety, longer life, and does not contain the harmful substances contained in many old technologies.
According to BASE analysis, the challenges of LED public lighting in many cities in Switzerland include:
The annual municipal budget requires a large amount of upfront investment to compete with other expenses.
Uncertainty about new technologies.
Municipalities are risk takers who predict energy and cost savings and the adequacy of technology choices.
Fragmented market. In Switzerland, there are 2,396 cities, the vast majority of which have fewer than 10,000 residents.
To help overcome these obstacles and successfully exploit these enormous potentials, the BASE is working with Echo to study how municipalities can be supported to upgrade their public street lighting systems, including through citizen-based investments.
BASE estimates that there are 775,000 lighting points suitable for upgrade. In five years, upgrading all the old points will save 130 GWh of electricity per year - enough to power nearly 25,000 homes or all houses in Biel - and reduce CO2 emissions by 11,700 tons - enough to take 6,500 from the road car.
If you are ready to upgrade to a more efficient lighting system, for more information, please click public lighting.