Analyzing the Market Adoption of LED Streetlights versus Smart Streetlights

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2Q 2018 | IN-5107


National and Regional Policy Drives Global Adoption of LED Streetlights


Across the world, cities are increasingly investing in energy-efficient street lighting by replacing them with Light-Emitting Diode (LED) luminaires that lower energy consumption and significantly reduce operation and maintenance costs. Globally, countries and cities have introduced ambitious programs to upgrade to LED streetlights to reduce the carbon footprint and help achieve national carbon-emission targets. Although LED streetlights are witnessing significant investment and adoption worldwide, these initiatives have had a relatively minor impact on the adoption of networked or smart street lighting solutions.

  • India introduced the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in January 2015 to facilitate retrofitting 14 million streetlights in India to LED luminaires by 2019. As of April 12, 2018, more than 5.5 million conventional streetlights have been replaced with LED luminaires.
  • China has introduced several policies and regulations such as banning the use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and introducing the…

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