AbstractRoad lighting is on the verge of one of the most attentive changes since its first introduction. The synergetic effect of the advancement of road lighting technology and usage pattern is going to change the concept of road lighting. By most estimates, light emitting diodes (LEDs) are the most energy efficient light sources that can be used in road lighting. Today, the energy saving potential when replacing HPS lamps with LED luminaires is one-third with current technology and two-thirds with improved technology in the future. This technological transformation has the potential of energy saving up to 83 % in comparison with HPS lamps. The energy saving is achievable with changing the pattern of use by intelligent road lighting control based on reducing burning hours. Intelligent road lighting can be based on such parameters as traffic density, ambient light, road condition and weather circumstances. It can also be more dynamic and consider the combined effect of road lighting and individual car headlights. The widespread adaptation of these emerging technologies is envisioned to lead towards more sustainable lighting.
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