Urban Lighting

Urban Lighting with ZGSM’s LED Street Lights/Post top light/Flood light

Urban lighting plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, landscape and overall livability of cities. Over the years, with the rapid development of LED technology, traditional street lights are being gradually replaced. This is mainly because LEDs have obvious advantages over traditional street lights in terms of light efficiency, lifespan, light distribution and environmental protection. ZGSM has been committed to the development of LED street light products since its establishment in 2005. It is ahead of most suppliers in this field. ZGSM has good attainments in product structure, electrical parameters, energy saving and durability. We will delve into the advantages and applications of ZGSM LED street lights in urban street lighting, highlighting their positive impact in energy saving and improving visibility. In addition to street lights, ZGSM also provides rear ceiling lights suitable for parking lots, gardens, and pedestrian areas. Additionally, for roundabouts, squares and similar areas we offer floodlights and high mast lights tailored to these specific applications.

urban street lighting

Lighting Standards Of Urban Lighting

M lighting level, P lighting level and C lighting level are commonly used standards in road lighting. These standards mainly apply to lighting specifications for roads, sidewalks, bridges, intersections and urban expressways. However, in terms of urban lighting, in addition to the lighting of these roads and bridges, there are also various other places that need lighting, such as parks, parking lots, recreational facilities, and landscapes. The road lighting in the park can follow the P lighting level in road lighting EN13201. The lighting in industrial places may be slightly different according to the standards of different industries. For details, please refer to EN12464-2. For example, lighting standards for an industrial site might refer to the standards below table 1, while lighting standards for a parking lot might follow the standards below table 2.

Table 1. Industrial sites and storage areas
Type of area, task or activity Maintained illuminance Lux illuminance uniformity Uo Glare Rating limits (RGL) Colour rendering indices (Ra)  Specific requirements 
Short-term handling of large units and raw materials, loading and unloading of solid bulk goods 20 0.25 55 20  
Continuous handling of large units and raw materials, loading and unloading of freight, lifting and descending location for cranes, open loading platforms 50 0.4 50 20  
Reading of addresses, covered loading platforms, use of tools, ordinary reinforcement and casting tasks in concrete plants 100 0.5 45 20  
Demanding electrical, machine and
piping installations, inspection 
200 0.5 45 60 Use local lighting
According to Standard of EN 12464-2:2014 
Table 2. Parking areas
Type of area, task or activity Maintained illuminance Lux illuminance uniformity Uo Glare Rating limits (RGL) Colour rendering indices (Ra)  Specific requirements 
Light traffic, e.g. parking areas of shops, terraced and apartment houses; cycle parks  5 0.25 55 20  
Medium traffic, e.g. parking areas of department stores, office buildings, plants, sports and multipurpose building complexes  10 0.25 50 20  
Heavy traffic, e.g. parking areas of major shopping centres, major sports and multipurpose building complexes 20 0.25 50 20  
According to Standard of EN 12464-2:2014 

Key Factors To Consider In Urban Lighting

Site size and light pole distribution: In urban lighting, road lighting usually involves a clearly defined road composition, including road width, light pole spacing and height, etc. But parking lot lighting and lighting in other areas of industrial sites are not as regularly arranged as road lighting. For urban lighting in these areas, we need to pay attention to the size of the site and the distribution of light poles to plan more rationally and ensure that the illumination is reasonable and uniform within the lighting range.

Lamp type: According to the differences in different places and needs in urban lighting, we need to choose the appropriate lamp type. For example, street lights and floodlights are often used to illuminate parking lots, garden lights are used to illuminate parks, and landscape lights are used to illuminate trees, signs, and characteristic buildings in the city to meet lighting effects and aesthetic requirements. .

Illumination: Illumination refers to the intensity of light received by a specific area or site. The level of illumination depends on the wattage, lens, distribution, etc. of the lamp. Generally speaking, the higher the wattage of the lamp, the more concentrated the light distribution. The denser the distribution of the lamp, the higher the illumination. In urban lighting, we should determine the appropriate illumination level based on the uses and needs of each area of urban lighting. Among the aforementioned lighting standards for parking lots and industrial areas, illumination requirements are one of them. Only by ensuring that the illumination in the lighting area is sufficient and reasonable can the safety and visual needs of citizens be met.

Uniformity: Uniformity indicates how evenly light is distributed in a specific area. U=Umin/Uav. The higher the value, the better the uniformity and the more even the light distribution. In urban lighting design, illumination uniformity is crucial because it affects people’s visual comfort and safety in these areas. We should follow the corresponding requirements to ensure that the light provided by the lighting system is evenly distributed in various areas of the site, so as to make citizens feel more comfortable.

Other requirements: In addition, other requirements such as dimming are often involved in urban lighting. For example, street lights, post top lights and floodlights usually adopt functions such as timer dimming, motion sensor, photocell and smart controlling, which can adjust the brightness of the lamps according to different times or specific situations to improve energy efficiency and adjust the light level to Meet lighting needs in different situations.

ZGSM‘s Urban Lighting

Energy Efficiency

ZGSM’s LED street lights/post top lights/flood lights are designed with energy efficiency in mind. They provide the same level of light with less power consumption than traditional lighting solutions. By utilizing advanced technologies, such as high-efficiency LED chips and high-quality power supplies, ZGSM’s LED street lights can achieve a luminous efficacy of 170lm/W to achieve up to 50%-70% energy saving. This not only reduces pressure on municipal budgets, bu

Enhanced Visibility And Safety

Well-lit streets are critical to ensuring the safety of pedestrians and vehicles. ZGSM believes that through reasonable selection of lighting standards and street lighting fixtures, and reasonable arrangement of lighting fixtures, the visibility of the road can be improved to the greatest extent, and bright and uniform lighting distribution can be guaranteed. This will greatly improve visibility for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, reducing the risk of accidents and improving overall safety. In addition, the high color rendering index (CRI) of ZGSM LED lights ensures accurate rendering of colors, improving the visibility and recognition of objects and people at night.

Longevity and Durability

ZGSM’s LED street lights/post top lights/flood lights generally have high IP and IK lamps, which ensure that the lamps can withstand harsh weather conditions and provide continuous lighting. The service life of ZGSM street lights exceeds 100,000 hours, and the abrupt failure rate is very low. These allow our lighting solutions to require very little maintenance and replacement, reducing maintenance costs for municipalities. Durable construction and resistance to vibration and shock make ZGSM’s LED street lights a reliable choice for urban street lighting, ensuring uninterrupted lighting throughout their service life.

Customization and Adaptive Lighting

ZGSM offers a range of customizable LED street lights/post top lights/flood lights to meet specific urban lighting requirements. Whether it is a busy highway, a residential area, or a commercial area, ZGSM’s LED street lights can be tailored to meet the lighting needs of different environments. In addition, ZGSM’s street lighting system supports different dimming schemes, such as light control, microwave, and timer dimming. They allow fixtures to automatically dim or brighten based on ambient light levels or traffic volume. This not only saves energy, but also improves the visual comfort of the residents.

Smart City Integration

As cities embrace the concept of smart urbanization, ZGSM’s LED street lights can be seamlessly integrated into the smart city framework. ZGSM’s street lights can be equipped with NEMA or Zhaga bases, which can integrate controllers with wireless communication functions, and finally can realize remote monitoring and control. This enables efficient management of street lights, real-time dimming (energy saving), and real-time fault detection. In addition, these street lights can be compatible with smart sensors (such as cameras, air quality detectors, WIFI APs, etc.), which open up the possibility of monitoring air quality, traffic flow, and providing additional functions such as wireless networks.

ZGSM’s LED street lights offer numerous advantages for urban street lighting applications. With their energy efficiency, enhanced visibility, longevity, and adaptability, these lights contribute to safer and more sustainable urban environments. The integration of smart city features further enhances their functionality and opens up new possibilities for urban planners. By choosing ZGSM’s LED street lights, cities can achieve significant energy savings, reduce maintenance costs, and provide better lighting experiences for residents and visitors alike. And we also provide post top lights and flood lights for other urban lighting project.

Contact us today for any urban lighting inquiries or issues. Our team of lighting experts is ready to assist you by providing free lighting design solutions tailored to your needs. Get in touch now and receive a competitive and reasonable quote for your project.

Related Products


Urban street lighting refers to the lighting infrastructure installed on public roads, sidewalks, and other urban areas to provide illumination for pedestrians, vehicles, and enhance safety.

Urban street lighting offers several benefits, including improved visibility and safety for pedestrians and motorists, reduced crime rates, enhanced aesthetics, extended usable hours for businesses, and increased overall urban development.

Commonly used lamps in urban street lighting include series H modular design city street light, series falcon smart street light, series K LED street light, Choose from over 20 ZGSM street lights, offering varying light efficiency, prices, and more. Contact us now for more details and make the right choice for your needs!


Are you interested in purchasing products or speaking with a true lighting expert? Please fill out the form below, and we will be in touch shortly!