Calls for all cities to adopt LED streetlights by 2025

If the entire world switched to LEDs, lighting’s share of power consumption would fall from 15% to 8%. That’s according to Philips Lighting, which has called for all cities to […]

By Jonny Bairstow

If the entire world switched to LEDs, lighting’s share of power consumption would fall from 15% to 8%.

That’s according to Philips Lighting, which has called for all cities to adopt 100% LED street lighting by 2025.

There are approximately 300 million streetlights across the world – only a tenth have undergone energy efficient upgrades and just a fiftieth are connected with smart systems to collect data.

These sensors can save extra energy by turning lights off when they’re not needed, as well as improving quality of life in other ways, for instance the lamp posts in Los Angeles, which can detect gunshots and automatically contact emergency services.