New : SEAD partners with LightSavers Canada and will present at a workshop in Montréal, Québec on the role of the SEAD Street Lighting Tool in LED scale-up projects.
The SEAD Street Lighting Tool is a free, easy-to-use calculator that can help purchasers make more informed choices regarding street lighting fixtures to help achieve up to 50 percent in energy savings. Supported by the National Commission for Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada, Swedish Energy Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, the tool is designed to make the fixture evaluation process easier by assisting street light purchasers with evaluating light quality, energy use and costs for the most common road layouts.
Designed for international use, the tool is currently available in English, French, and Spanish. You can change the language by using the "Select Language" drop down menu on the first page of the tool.
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Key Tool Features
The tool evaluates the luminance and illuminance, energy consumption and life cycle cost for both LED and conventional fixtures on many common road layouts, and provides several unique benefits to users:
- By combining basic photometric analysis with life cycle cost and energy analysis, the tool allows easier evaluation of fixture performance and better understanding of tradeoffs.
- The simple step-by-step approach makes it quick and easy to create preliminary street lighting designs of the most common road layouts, even for novice users.
- The ability to analyze a large number of fixtures simultaneously allows beginner and advanced designers alike to identify the fixtures most likely to meet desired targets.
Benefits for Primary Tool Users Small Municipality or First-Time User The tool intentionally simplifies the photometric analysis to enable first-time users to perform a first-level assessment of lighting options using common road configurations.
Experienced Lighting Designer The SEAD tool is designed to make prescreening fixture choices faster and easier, and can assist lighting designers with analyzing tens or hundreds of fixture choices in a single batch for a particular road and pole configuration.
Manufacturer Manufacturers often receive requests to recommend the best fixture of those they sell for a particular road configuration, and can use the SEAD tool to optimize this selection process and provide consistent recommendations across their organization.
Participate in a Pilot Program with SEAD
We are also interested in identifying pilot locations to work directly with SEAD staff on applying the tool to their purchasing process. If you are interested in being a pilot location you can find more information here. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.