LED street lighting

How properly designed LED street lighting can make cities safer, attractive and more livable

What do experts say, what are scientists telling us, what are the experiences from users?


Philips Lighting expertise

We believe in developing innovative outdoor LED lighting solutions that improve and enhance people’s lives. We aim to provide systems that increase the livability and connectivity of our outdoor environment while also being mindful of our social responsibility and the need to preserve our planet.

With the right expertise, light can be limited to when and where it’s needed – helping cities to preserve dark skies, natural rhythms and conservation. We use our expertise to develop outdoor lighting systems that enhance people’s well-being and helping to make people feel safe in the city. Light is important. Every street is different and requires lighting that is specifically tailored to its use-case. Our innovations deliver impressive energy savings and CO2 reduction with high quality light to make streets and roads feel safe, welcoming and pleasant. And this is what Philips Lighting does - applying our expertise to tailor our lighting systems to the needs, delivering light beyond illumination.

Philips Lighting's scientists:

Are very active in committees working on the biological effect of light
Lead in building methods to quantify discomfort from LED lighting
Have done extensive research and tests on the effects of light on humans
Are at the forefront of research related to discomfort glare
Provided manymodels for quantifying discomfort glare for outdoor applications

What Philips Lighting offers:

LED street lighting that is safe to use and fully complies with all standards and regulations
LED street lighting luminaires ranging from 3000k - 4500k to deliver the optimum setting for the application at hand.
(Connected) street lighting system that can dim or tune the light according to the need of the day.

What experts say

“Today’s LEDs are not inherently more hazardous (or beneficial) to human health than other light source, they have the potential to be carefully tuned to meet the diversifying demands.”

40% reductions in running costs
SCENIHR (Scientific Committee)

Health Effects of Artificial Light

The U.S. Department of Energy

A New Resource on the Effects of LED Street Lighting

Cambridge Electrical Department

Cambridge Streetlight Conversion Fact Sheet

City lighting cases

As cities grow, the challenges they pose—environmental, economic, and social—grow with them. But cities are hubs of diversity and innovation: they can also become the source of solutions.

Singapore F1 at night - displaying impressive glare control.