Typical LED Street Light Wattage
It is not easy to define standard powers in LED street lighting. Especially when street lighting is mentioned, road lighting comes into play at the same time, where there are different standards according to the road type and it is possible to talk about different powers that can provide these standards. In Europe, there are different types of roads defined according to the EN13201:2016 standard, such as P1-P6, M1-M6, and C0-C5, and each road type has different requirements, however, there are also special requirements that have been defined for wet roads, especially in Northern Europe.
Another issue that needs to be considered is that the efficiency of LEDs is constantly increasing day by day. The ever-increasing competition between different chip manufacturers causes each company to frequently release new models or update their existed models. The marketing of LEDs with the slogan of energy efficiency from the first day inevitably squeezed this technology into a narrow space. Since the concept of “lumen per power”, which the end-user is not very familiar with, is included in all marketing documents, everyone has been searching for products with this concept.This trend increases the pressure on chip manufacturers on the one hand and makes the life of street lighting manufacturers more difficulty day by day on the other. Manufacturers are constantly updating their products in order not to fall behind in this race.
Despite all this said, if a power range is to be given, a range of 30W to 150W will provide us with a solution for most road types.
Residential LED Street Lights
The transition to LED usage, especially in residential areas, is increasing day by day, as in every other area. While the general advantages of LED street lighting are still valid, its compatibility with control systems and its dimmability offer a greater potential in residential areas. It is an advantage for LEDs that the light levels can be determined depending on the use of the illuminated area with the help of integrated sensors or that the light level can immediately increase when a person passes by. This type of control system also plays an important role in the fight against light pollution.
In general, this journey towards a warm white is accompanied by the works carried out by keeping the shorter pole lengths in the residential areas and more human-oriented planning in the foreground. Local approaches come to the fore by offering shorter lighting solutions, rather than illuminating larger areas with single lighting fixtures mounted on high poles. It is pleasing to see that the poles, which used to be taller for fear of Vandalism, are shortened by more important priorities such as the environment, health and quality of life.