A novel strategy for transformation of conventional road lighting to smart road lighting

Mustafa Eyyup Gursoy, Burak Dindar, Omer Gul

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In recent years, smart road lighting (SRL) design and application researches has been increasing rapidly. However, SRL applications remain pilot project and cannot become widespread sufficiently. Main reason for this is that, although the cost of production of LED luminaires is reduced, when existing road lighting systems are transformed to LED road lighting, existing electrical installations and lighting poles cannot be used. Increased investment costs due to electrical installation and poles renovation, decrease interest in SRL transformation. In this study, an innovative solution is developed to decrease the costs of the SRL. First, a new LED luminaire is designed, which can work without changing the installations and poles of the existing projects. Then a test road is created using DIALux software, and the newly designed lighting installation is compared with completely redesigned one and conventional road lighting. Thus, contributions are provided for spreading of the SRL transformation, using low cost SRL approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-105
Number of pages9
JournalLight and Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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  • Energy efficiency
  • LED luminaires
  • Lighting
  • Road lighting design
  • Smart road lighting


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