On the verge: LEDs ready to challenge incumbent light sources in the street lighting market
Street lighting is fast emerging as a potentially strong market for LEDs, particularly now that devices have reached a level of output and efficiency to make them viable replacements for incumbent lighting technologies.
LEDs offer several compelling advantages, for example the prospect of reduced energy consumption, fewer expensive maintenance call-outs and enhanced light quality. However, inevitably, there are hurdles to overcome, not least the higher initial cost of LED luminaires and the general inertia of potential customers.
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