Quality Assurance

Global Lighting Standard enable cities to secure their street light investment, get safer roads and energy optimize their lamps.

Cities invest up towards 100 million EUR in new streetlamps, without getting any assurance that the light performs as required and expected, due to old, inefficient quality measuring methods. Based on our data over 50% of new street lamps either overperform or underperform in regards to regulations.

Underlit roads are subject to more traffic accidents, than optimally lit road stretches, while overlit roads result in higher electricity consumption, than what is necessary.

At Global Lighting Standard we have developed the first mobile and efficient method for quality checking street lamps. Our measuring technology enables us to drive through stretches or whole cities, while gathering data on how the street light performs. This is possible on any road class and with speeds up to 100km/h.

What do you get?

Illuminace is the light intensity on a surface area. We measure the illuminace on top of the car using an array of sensors which enables us to calculate the exact light intensity on road level, using the lamps positions.

Luminance is how much light a given area on a surface reflects back. The luminace is calculated using the illuminance combined with a reflection table for the specific surface.

Uniformity is a value for how well the light between two lamps is distributed. The better the uniformity, the more evenly distributed the light will be, improving visibility

How many lumen hits the road from each lamp, giving an indication, as to how efficient the specific lamp is.

For a more consumer friendly visualization of the illumination we create a heat map as shown in the image below. The heatmaps are delivered in .kml files compatible with google earth.

All the above data gets compiled into a complete report, with recommendations and data for each lamp. Knowing how each lamp performs individually gives you an overview of which lamps that does not live up to regulations, which lamps that gives too much light, as well as which lamps that perform as expected. This information gives you insights to, whether or not you have gotten what you paid for. Furthermore it helps you to improve maintenance schedules, as well as saving energy by optimizing the overperforming lamps.

GIS Data

Get precise position data on every street lamp directly to you GIS platform.

Our mobile measuring technology enables us to quickly gather GIS data for every street lamp, giving cities an easy overview of all their lighting assets, making it easier to maintain and prepare for new tenders.

What do you get?

Precise GPS coordinates (x,y) for each lamp - ≤ 1 m precision. We deliver the data in your preferrede file format, matching your GIS database

The height of each lamp - ≤ 20cm precision. We deliver the data in your preferrede file format, matching your GIS database.

For a more consumer friendly visualization of the illumination we create a heat map as shown in the image below. The heatmaps are delivered in .kml files and when the file is opened is vil automaticilly open google earth and display the data. The colors in the heat maps are given on a ladder where each step is one lux, the ladder have 6 steps and all values above 5 lux are given the same color.