A smart LED luminaire for energy savings in pedestrian road lighting

Eveliina Juntunen (Corresponding Author), Eino Tetri, Olli Tapaninen, Samuli Yrjänä, Vasily Kondratyev, Aila Sitomaniemi, Harri Siirtola, Esa-Matti Sarjanoja, Janne Aikio, Veli Heikkinen

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    In this paper, an energy efficient streetlight for pedestrian roads is introduced. Energy efficiency is achieved via up-to-date light-emitting diode (LED) technology and added intelligence utilising integrated sensors and wireless control. Thermal and electrical design of the luminaire contributed to good technical functionality. The performance of the luminaire was validated with testing. The luminaire was compared with commercial lamp and LED-based street lighting technology by technical values and user acceptance. Energy savings of 19–44% through improved luminous efficacy was demonstrated without added intelligence. With smart control further power saving potential of 40–60% was shown depending on the lighting environment and pedestrian presence. User feedback of a pilot installation comparing commercial luminaires with the newly developed streetlight revealed that on average the users preferred the developed streetlight over the commercial luminaires.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-115
    JournalLighting Research and Technology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • LED
    • energy efficiency
    • user feedback
    • sensors
    • control


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