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LED Street Lighting: A Looking Ahead Perspective

Rosaria Ciriminna, Lorenzo Albanese, Francesco Meneguzzo and Mario Pagliaro
From the journal Green


Provided that LED street lighting is guided by quality principles, outdoor illumination using light-emitting diodes will have a significant global impact helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, save relevant amounts of electricity and enhance the quality of life in cities as well as in remote areas. This study summarizes recent findings providing guidelines for further progress in this crucially important technology on the common pathway to sustainable development.


This article is dedicated to Dr Ian Ashdown, eminent lighting scientist currently at Lighting Analysts, for all he has done to advance the practice of LED lighting. An anonymous reviewer is gratefully acknowledged for careful consideration and very valuable suggestions.


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Received: 2015-11-11
Accepted: 2015-12-15
Published Online: 2016-1-15
Published in Print: 2015-12-1

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