A Study to Improve the Quality of Street Lighting in Spain
AbstractStreet lighting has a big impact on the energy consumption of Spanish municipalities. To decrease this consumption, the Spanish government has developed two different regulations to improve energy savings and efficiency, and consequently, reduce greenhouse-effect gas emissions. However, after these efforts, they have not obtained the expected results. To improve the effectiveness of these regulations and therefore to optimize energy consumption, a study has been done to analyze the different devices which influence energy consumption with the intention of better understanding their behavior and performance. The devices analyzed were lamps, ballasts, street lamp globes, control systems and dimmable lighting systems. To improve their performance, they have been analyzed from three points of view: changes in technology, use patterns and standards. Thanks to this study, some aspects have been found that could be taken into account if we really wanted to use energy efficiently. View Full-Text
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Gutierrez-Escolar, A.; Castillo-Martinez, A.; Gomez-Pulido, J.M.; Gutierrez-Martinez, J.-M.; Stapic, Z.; Medina-Merodio, J.-A. A Study to Improve the Quality of Street Lighting in Spain. Energies 2015, 8, 976-994.
Gutierrez-Escolar A, Castillo-Martinez A, Gomez-Pulido JM, Gutierrez-Martinez J-M, Stapic Z, Medina-Merodio J-A. A Study to Improve the Quality of Street Lighting in Spain. Energies. 2015; 8(2):976-994.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gutierrez-Escolar, Alberto; Castillo-Martinez, Ana; Gomez-Pulido, Jose M.; Gutierrez-Martinez, Jose-Maria; Stapic, Zlatko; Medina-Merodio, Jose-Amelio. 2015. "A Study to Improve the Quality of Street Lighting in Spain." Energies 8, no. 2: 976-994.