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ÅF Lighting develops principles for energy saving road lighting in Norway

ÅF Lighting has won an important assignment for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

The project is a study of new technologies and approaches to obtain energy savings and increase the efficiency of road lighting in Norway – without compromising quality.

The assignment has the aim of preparing recommendations and requirements that are to be set for LED-based luminaires and control systems for public road lighting in Norway. The study consists of a market and research survey and an analysis of a large group of LED-based luminaires. Furthermore a series of field studies will be carried out in a large scale test area, where different luminaries and control systems will be installed, measured and monitored. Besides the national recommendations and requirements, the assignment also includes an analysis of equipment for voltage reduction on existing high pressure sodium luminaries.

 New knowledge about LED

The project has already gained immense interest and curiosity among municipalities in the Nordic countries as it will give owners of road lighting new insights and ways of handling the challenge of replacing inefficient old lighting technologies. The study will also give new knowledge and solid facts on how LED-luminaires perform in a real public road environment. Even though LED has been a significant technology on the market for more than five years there are still many unanswered questions, which will now be clarified.

The assignment will be solved in close cooperation between the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and ÅF Lighting’s offices in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm.