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Michael Ziegler
18/06/2013 - 14:26

Lighting the Cities – The next step

What do the cities of Albertslund (Denmark), Birmingham (UK), Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Hódmezővásárhely (Hungary), Lyon (France), Mechelen (Belgium) and Tilburg (The Netherlands) have in common? They have all embraced LED lighting technology for public spaces and buildings and are now enjoying the benefits of advanced technology over solutions of the past. By switching to LED lighting, European municipalities can reduce their CO2 footprints and electricity bills, while improving the quality of public lighting for their citizens. For these reasons, many European cities are now envisaging to make the transition to innovative LED lighting solutions.

The European Commission has just issued a report to help cities shift to LED lighting. "