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City street lighting – Global switch by 2025

Lighting accounts for nearly 5% of global CO2 emissions. A global switch to energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) technology could save over 1,400 million tons of CO2 and avoid the construction of 1,250 power stations.

Following the historic global Paris Agreement, effective climate actions are needed. With savings of up to 50-70%, LED lighting has been recognized as one of the most actionable and ready-to-implement technologies for cities to transition to a low carbon economy and peak emissions in the next decade.

Impact

40%

Public lighting can account for 20-40% of a municipality’s electricity bill

Public lighting can account for 20-40% of a municipality’s electricity bill, therefore switching to LEDs can bring huge benefits to stretched city budgets. Los Angeles is saving around $10m per year in electricity costs after switching to LEDs, and a further $3m in maintenance savings

5%

Lighting accounts for nearly 5% of global CO2 emissions

Lighting accounts for nearly 5% of global CO2 emissions. LED lighting achieves energy savings of 50-70%+ compared to the old technologies.

50%+

LED lighting achieves energy savings of 50-70%+ compared to the old technologies.

Compared to the old technologies. A global switch to energy efficient LED technology could save over 1,400 million tons of COand avoid the construction of 1250 power stations.

Our Work

We are working to accelerate adoption of LED street lighting in cities around the globe by 2025.

To continue supporting cities toward this 2025 target, we will focus on key areas including: 

Global LED Consultation:

Ongoing consultation to identify and address remaining barriers to scale-up. Read more about our work on Global LED Consultations.

LED Adoption by Utilities:

Program to identify opportunities and supporting policies to promote energy efficient LED lighting by utilities. Read more about our work on LED adoption by utilities.

Indoor Professional Lighting

Working with businesses to explore the benefits of indoor LED lighting. Read more about our work on indoor professional lighting.

We'd love to hear from you

If you have any questions relating to the LED programme or would like to partner with us we'd love to hear from you.