Traffic and streets - Mitigation

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Use of energy-saving lamps; Reducing public lighting

Strengths, factors in favour

Weaknesses, uncertainties

Costs, economic impacts

With the help of timers, lighting can be switched off completely or it can be dimmed for a certain period.

Safety may suffer if there is less light at certain locations.

- Replacement and installation of lamps increases costs.

Less light pollution facilitates observation of natural phenomena (stars, northern lights).

The type of energy-saving lamps must be selected to suit the location.

- Acquisition and installation of timers or dimmers raises costs.

Lower energy consumption of lighting and less emissions.

 

+ Reduced energy consumption of lighting saves costs in the long term.