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The importance of public lighting planning throughout the country
Feb. 20, 2019, noon

Recently, the Brazilian Association of Energy Distributors (Abradee) published a study that pointed out that Brazil has the

the fourth largest tax burden on the electricity bill, falling behind only Denmark, Germany and Portugal compared with 30 other countries.

If we ask ourselves about the final price of electric energy, we are in 16th place.

According to data from the Secretariat of Energy and Mining of the Government of São Paulo, for example, the annual consumption of

energy comes to approximately 145 thousand GWh, a very expressive in the country. We have many ways to reduce this consumption.

An initiative that brings a significant reduction to municipalities is the attention and dedication to lighting projects for roads

public policies. Replace conventional lamps with LED luminaires, which are more efficient and have lower maintenance costs, they

significant impact on public accounts. 

In addition to being more durable, LED luminaires have the greater than those used on highways and highways.

currently. The reduction of maintenance costs and lower consumption energy will also reflect in the pocket of the population,

over time, decrease the value of the Contribution to the Public Lighting (COSIP) that is passed on to consumers. Beyond

it is still possible to offer greater public safety in in low-light or low-light low color reproduction index (IRC).

Another alternative that needs to be studied is the implementation of new technologies that can be added to LED luminaires. At

are a great facilitator of the implementation of the concept of Smart Cities, smart cities, because they can be integrated into

systems that contribute to improving the quality of life of people in large urban centers.

With the advancement of the Smart Cities concept, technological services can be easily implemented to lighting and managed

remotely by remote control. Other trades such as surveillance, security cameras, monitoring people and vehicles, as well as

can be adapted to the luminaires. In addition, it is possible to include Wi-Fi connection in the luminaires and make the internet access

all the locals.


Lastly, I believe that this issue should be a priority for investments, as well as bringing large savings for public coffers and improve municipal management, can generate

many benefits to the population.


By: Rodrigo Travi


* CEO of Ledax and a serial entrepreneur in electrical and electronic engineering from the Federal University of Bahia


** Text originally published in the Electric Sector Portal, in the Correio newspaper and in the City