Smart Road Lighting Management System for Reduction of Energy Footprint


  • Evangelos Paschalis Technological Civil Engineer, M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, Larissa, Greece
  • Charilaos Karakostas Technological Civil Engineer, Larissa, Greece
  • Ioannis Chouliaras Assistant Professor, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece


road management, smart lighting layout, lighting management, energy footprint, internet of things (IOT)


Energy consumption is a major problem nowadays, especially when it comes in mass scale. Cities and larger inhabited areas have to pay huge amounts of money for electricity bills. Municipality of Aspropyrgos in Greece, is one of them due to its old technology and low energy class. Its annual power consumption only for road lighting, is almost 5 million KWh and the average cost of electricity and maintenance is almost 800 thousand euros. This situation also has great environmental impact since the production of power for street lighting emits 3.3 million kg of CO2. That quantity demands almost 170 thousand trees, in order to be absorbed. For that reason, two layout scenarios are proposed, in order to provide lower power consumption and better management. The first includes the replacement of light bulbs with corresponding LEDs and the second includes smart management systems. The results of this research, clearly indicate, that there are high potentials in energy saving along with environmental and financial benefits.


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How to Cite

Paschalis, E. ., Karakostas, C. ., & Chouliaras, I. . (2021). Smart Road Lighting Management System for Reduction of Energy Footprint. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 78(1), 98–108. Retrieved from