August 6, 2018

The following tool has been developed in the frame of the PremiumLight-Pro project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

While implementation of LED in the outdoor lighting market is proceeding, broad market penetration has not yet been achieved. Furthermore, there is still large potential for improving local and national policies supporting the implementation of LED lighting systems.

The initiative PremiumLight-Pro supports the development of such policies by:

  • the development of green procurement and design guidelines for both private and public service sector LED installations, including both outdoor and indoor lighting;
  • providing education, training, and information services for planners, architects, installers, and consultants;
  • disseminating best practice case studies implemented on the basis of such policies.

The guidelines provided with this document focus on green procurement and design for street lighting systems and are primarily intended for procurement professionals and decision makers at federal, local and municipal levels who are in charge of commissioning new or renovated street lighting installations. Furthermore the guidelines may be useful for street lighting designers and planners and contracting companies, as well as energy specialists and consultants.

Expertise required
The recommendations for using these guidelines strongly depend on the specific background and purpose of the reader.
Experts already familiar with the basics for LED street lighting for example may directly check the specific PremiumLight-Pro recommendations for procurement criteria in chapter 4.
Experts less familiar with the basics may first of all browse through chapters 2 and 3, which cover the basic information relevant for understanding the procurement criteria, including the important quality and efficiency aspects for street lighting and the standard EN 13201.
Output of the tool
Quality, safety and efficiency aspects for street lighting
Lighting components and lighting design
Procurement of lighting systems