Brussels could save 5 million euro a year with led lighting
The nineteen Brussels municipalities could save 5 million euro a year just by opting for led street lighting, says Agoria, the Belgian federation of the technological industry.
Agoria calls on the Brussels municipalities and Sibelga, net manager of the Brussels street lighting, to switch to led lighting, not only for economy reasons. The switch could also mean a decrease of 15.000 tons of CO2 emissions.
Longer life-span, lower maintenance costs
The net manager is responsible for 85.000 light fittings, of which only 1,7% has leds. In Wallonia 2,5% of local roads are equipped with led lights, in Flanders 5%. In France and the Netherlands this is respectively 7 and 10%.
“In ten years the switch could save us 50 million euro. Besides, leds have a longer life-span, so they’re also cheaper in maintenance”, says René Konings, chief Brussels Region of Agoria.
Smart city applications
If municipalities would opt for the flexibly manageable connected light fittings, energy savings could even go up to 60 to 80%. Another plus: lights can be dimmed from a distance, or intensified at a certain point in case of an accident.
“Smart light fittings can also be equipped with sensors for smart city applications, like Wi-Fi hot spots, or they can house a charging point for electric vehicles”, concludes Konings.