Proper functioning of any street has a great influence on the normal functioning of any settlement, especially a metropolis.
Outdoor lighting fixtures are designed to perform two important tasks. The main task - lighting, and additional, but no less important - decorative, which allows you to emphasize the individuality of objects and decorate them. Therefore, it is very difficult when designing a competently choose a street lamp.
Street lighting is divided into four major categories:
- Cantilever. Luminaires belonging to this category are used to illuminate railway stations, gas stations, parking lots, bridges, pedestrian crossings, roads, squares, streets, etc. In addition, they are suitable for use in warehouses, factories and other large premises and platforms.
- Floor lamps. This equipment is used both for lighting and for decoration in open spaces. They are installed on top of the supports so as not to interfere with the passage of people.
- Garden and park. These lamps are used to effectively highlight elements of landscaping: flower beds and compositions, garden paths, trees, lawns, etc. They are also designed to emphasize the attention of particularly attractive architectural and other objects.
- Linear. Luminaires of this category illuminate streets and architectural structures. Their body is made of aluminum. The light source is a fluorescent lamp.
The lighting equipment used for street lighting is significantly different from the devices used in the home. The main difference is the housing, which has high reliability and protects the lamp from the penetration of various contaminants, dust and water, as well as from atmospheric and mechanical influences.
Cantilever-type luminaires are mounted on L-shaped supports. They are placed at an angle of 15 ° relative to the horizon. Due to the increase in electricity consumption, devices using built-in LEDs have recently been used for cantilever street lighting. Researchers who have studied electricity consumption in cities have found that nearly a third of the cost is for street lighting. Replacing street lighting from conventional lamps with energy-saving LEDs allows you to save almost twice. Additional advantages - simple maintenance of the equipment, much longer service life and ease of installation.
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