Hódmezővásárhely launched a tender in 2010 to replace all of its street-lighting installations. The local authorities wanted an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly solution that would make use of modern technologies.
After analysing the different products available on the market, the local general contractor (E-OS Innovative) selected Tungsram-Schréder to develop a high-quality, cost-effective lighting scheme for the city.
The lighting manufacturer worked closely with the local authorities on this project since, as it points out, simply choosing a LED luminaire will not guarantee a successful installation. Each city has different lighting infrastructures: various parameters such as the road surfaces, electrical network, and pole distances and heights, need to be considered.
Bjorn Brandt, General Manager at Tungsram-Schréder, explains: “The trick is to create a so-called lighting master plan, street by street, which will ensure that the long-term goals and expectations are really achieved. The final solution must be durable and should only require minimal maintenance.”
A survey carried out after the first installation revealed that the inhabitants are delighted with the new lighting, especially in terms of visual comfort.