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Are you a lighting professional? Then these LUCIA resources on sustainable and smart urban lighting are made for you!
To learn more about the LUCIA project, get our LUCIA communication materials. The LUCIA factsheets summarise the key economic, social acceptance and technological aspects of sustainable and smart urban lighting solutions in a concise way. The LUCIA reports provide more in-depth background information.

LUCIA communication materials

LUCIA factsheets

#1 SMART URBAN LIGHTING AND CITY ECONOMIC STRATEGIC PLANNING

Key strategies to link economic development and smart urban lighting

Besides energy savings, smart lighting can support the transition towards long-term sustainable economic development of cities.

#2 FINANCE AND DELIVERY MODELS OF SMART URBAN LIGHTING PROJECTS

How to finance smart urban lighting investments

There are many options, but the most important strategy is to assess your city’s procuring capabilities and break free from budget-deficit inaction and siloed administration approaches.

#3 LIFE CYCLE COST ASSESSMENT OF SMART URBAN LIGHTING INVESTMENT DECISIONS

Applying a life-cycle approach to smart urban lighting investment decisions

Life cycle cost (LCC) analysis tries to define the long-term economic costs
of an investment. The use of LCC analysis for an urban smart lighting case is
challenging, given the high level of uncertainty.

#4 MULTIFUNCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS MODELS IN SMART URBAN LIGHTNING

Economic benefits of multi-functional smart urban lighting

It is crucial to design a well-functioning economic, institutional and contractual framework, adapted to the local context.

#1 LIGHTING HIERARCHY

Creating a “lighting hierarchy”

Wisely planned urban lighting reduces the negative effects of Illumination and emphasizes the special features of the city.

#2 LIGHT POLLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY

Light pollution affects biodiversity

It is important to protect the environment from the harmful effects of lighting. Our welfare relies on the pollination of animals.

#3 DARKNESS IN THE CITY

Preserving darkness in the city

Dark sky preservation raises awareness of city lighting concept as a whole. Avoiding over lighting reveals darkness as a part of the natural environment.

#4 VANDALISM

Can lighting reduce vandalism? Protecting public property from damage

There are different types of environments in the city. Identifying places where vandalism occurs more often has an effect on how to organize the urban lighting.

#5 PRIVATE SECTOR CO-OPERATION

The role of the private sector in public lighting planning

Enhancing co-operation between public and private sector in lighting planning engages different stakeholders in improving city development.

#1 CONTROL OF LIGHTING SYSTEMS

What to consider in designing a lighting control system

Different control types and strategies must be considered case by case to ensure energy and cost saving of the street lighting systems.

#2 ENERGY METERING AND REDUCTION

Energy efficiency and luminous efficacy of LEDification

Energy efficiency and luminous efficacy have the highest Impact on increasing environmental friendliness of lighting systems.

#3 FAILURES AND RELIABILITY

Improving the reliability of lighting systems

Lighting system reliability is the product of all of the individual reliability considerations.

#4 POWER QUALITY

The importance of power quality

LED lights are non-linear loads producing harmonic distortion in power grid. Increased harmonics distortions causes higher operation and maintenance costs of the lighting systems.

#5 SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGIES

Supporting technologies – the key to smart lighting

Smart street lighting infrastructure acting as service gateway for other street level devices is the backbone of the smart cities.

#6 VERIFICATION MEASUREMENTS

The need for lighting system verification measurement

Verification measurements are part of planning, implementation and evaluation process of streetlighting systems to ensure safe and sustainable environment.

LUCIA reports

Technology – state of the art

The report presents the current state-of-the-art concerning modern, multi-functional LED lighting systems with a special focus on energy saving.

Assessment of economic aspects of smart urban lighting systems in selected pilot areas around the Baltic Sea

The report summarises the analysis of existing knowledge, compilation of the most relevant information into factsheets, workshops in the pilot cities and the development of an assessment and calculation tool.

Local expert workshops – economic aspects of smart urban lighting

The report summarises a series local economic expert workshops in five LUCIA pilot cities during October and November 2019.

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