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The public lighting market - Germany

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1.1 Street lighting market definition

The street lighting market refers to all activities related to the energy sector that require the provision of a public lighting service (mainly street lighting) that all municipal authorities must provide in the areas they administer for their citizens.s must provide in the areas they administer for their citizens - for its part, public lighting is defined as all the equipment, items and devices (lamp posts, lamps, lighting towers, illumination, etc.) that make up and function together to provide a public lighting service.) that make up and function together to provide lighting in public places.

In response to the energy-saving recommendations of the Länder governments, municipalities have embarked on major renovations of their urban lighting systems.schnaittach, for example, has decided to replace the bulbs in its street lamps with more efficient LED lights.

Finally, this aging lighting system, some of which is more than 25 years old, has been replaced by more efficient LEDs the OECD estimates that there are some 9 million of them in Germany - is benefiting from new technologies and substantial public investment, making the German street lighting market a high-potential one for equipment manufacturers and network operators.

1.2 A major global market

Worldwide, there are around *** million street lighting luminaires, **% of which are in Asia, **% in Europe and North America, and **% in South America. Global lighting density, in terms of urban population per light point, averages around **, ranging from * in European countries to over ** in Asia-Pacific[***]

Number of light points by country World, ...

1.3 The European market

According todataaFE (***), around **% of total electricity production in Europe - or- i.e. *,*** TWh in **** - is devoted to lighting, representing *** TWh on the European continent. Part of this production is dedicated to public lighting, but a large part is used for domestic and business lighting.

In total, on the European ...

1.4 The German market

According to an article in the German newspaper Zeit, there are almost ** million street lamps in Germany, accounting for around *% of total electricity consumption. In total, this represents a consumption ofaround * TWh according to data of the ***.* TWh consumed in Germany in ****, according to OECD figures world Data.

Adequate lighting of ...


2.1 German cities and their demand drivers

German cities

Unlike Belgium's freeways, which are illuminated at night, this option was only considered once in Germany in ****, before being abandoned. Local authorities are therefore the only consumers of electricity for street lighting.

As we saw earlier, urban consumption varies greatly according to the nature of the city - urban ...

2.2 A desire to save energy with LED bulbs

saving money with LEDs

Under the impetus of the German government and its recommendations, towns and cities have adopted a much more favorable stance towards LEDs, understanding that the investment offers long-term energy savings.

Many of them have therefore decided to renovate their lighting systems, either partially or completely, as in ...


3.1 Market organization and dynamics

If we look at the breakdown of expenditure on street lighting in local authority budgets, it's clear that network managementseau (***).

Who supplies the electricity?

When it comes to electricity supply, local authorities can turn to the * major companies in the sector : E.ON, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall.

Who owns the ...

3.2 Production and distribution of electricity and equipment

In the public lighting sector, production is carried out by several types of company:

Large groups, either specialized in the production of lighting equipment (***). They generally have considerable resources, but face a number of difficulties. The SMES whose core business is lighting (***), which have have adapted to new trends and are ...

3.3 Lighting market

Although the subject of this study only concerns public lighting, it is relevant to observe a certain downward trend in final energy consumption for lighting, as shown in the following graph. It shows a **% drop in final consumption in petajoules between **** and ****.

Final energy consumption for lighting Germany, **** to ****, in petajoules Source: ...


4.1 A complex, multi-variant product

Installing a floor lamp

Installing a streetlight involves several steps:

Connecting to the power supply : generally speaking, streetlights are connected to the electrical network via a cable to a general control box, present on every street, linked to a central receiver which can control the boxes. Support system: the installation of ...

4.2 Prices vary according to the technology used

It is possible to detail the prices, lifetimes and average efficiencies of the different types of lamps available in the retail trade for private customers. Prices are taken from French websites, but should not differ from those in Germany, although prices for street lamps are probably higher.

On the other hand, ...

4.3 Towards a more eco-friendly, smarter offering

LED bulbs and eco-friendly technologies


As we've seen, local authorities are upgrading their lighting systems with LEDs, which saves electricity and therefore money in the long term. In ****, * in *** streetlights used LED technology; in ****, this number was * in **, according to the report report. The town of Bensheim, for example, improved ...


5.1 Regulations that favor the environment

European law

The first regulation on the manufacture of lighting equipment comes from the European Union ecodesign Directive ****/** / EC. Its requirements, as described by the European Commission, do not set absolute values for lamp power consumption, but may require the product to meet them:

Energy-efficient consumption Recyclability Information on how to ...


6.1 Segmentation

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The public lighting market - France

Publicado en 27/10/2021 by Stéphane Naville - AXIONE SAS

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