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Public lighting

The Hera Group builds and manages public and artistic lighting systems through the company Hera Luce. The Hera Group manages435,662 light points, guaranteeing the proper operation of the public lighting service in 152 municipalities in 8 Regions: Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Lombardia, Marche, Lazio, Piemonte, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. It also manages traffic light installations in some areas for a total of 9,554 traffic lights. The increase of light points served (+66,396) is due in large part to incorporating the public lighting business segments of Sinergie and Insigna (who provided the service in 40 municipalities) within AcegasApsAmga, which was done in 2015.

Managed light points and traffic lights
No. Municipalities served5991152153163
Light points307,351369,259435,662514,901518,659
of which energy saving (%)85%83%84%78%71%
of which LED (%)7%14%
of which with management systems for optimising consumption (reduction of intensity, partial switching off etc.) (%)48%48%54%54%51%
Traffic lights7,8138,4269,55410,37111,634
of which LED (%)68%73%77%71%65%

Hera Luce has always encouraged scientific activities as a means of corporate growth and knowledge, promoting innovation and research.
In collaboration with research institutes and universities and all public and private institutes in the sector, Hera Luce aims to:

  • encourage scientific and technical development by organising seminars, conferences, study days and conventions;
  • actively participate in scientific studies, seminars, conferences and study courses on public lighting;
  • promote basic and applied research;
  • promote and develop application of new lighting technologies through loans and testing grounds made available to the companies;
  • provide incentives for growth and development to companies in the industry;
  • provide a platform for dialogue with national and international research ministries;
  • take part in work groups on all aspects of public lighting.

The systematic creation of awareness broadens knowledge and the capacity for innovation, directing investments, changing relations between economic operators, bestowing increasing value on the creation of skills and their use. It is against this background that Hera Luce is developing its scientific activities in order to gain a competitive advantage and redistribute the wealth of acquired knowledge throughout Italy.

Hera Luce participated in the technical round table meetings of the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea which led to the updating of the Minimum Environmental Criteria (Criteri Ambientali Minimi) for public lighting, and the Emilia-Romagna Region that led to the updating of the Regional Law against light pollution (Decree of the Regional Government 1688/2013).


Page updated 6 August 2019

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