Road infrastructure: 5 reasons to choose sustainable lighting

Globalization is the primary driver of economic
development and growth. In Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia, cities are
prospering and modernizing, with major work programmes underway.

To support these transformations, new highways, freeways, bridges and other road infrastructure is being built. All designed to keep people and businesses moving. Public lighting is important for keeping people safe, and it is part of this big conversation. So, don’t get led up a dead-end street: solar lighting is the future. Here are five reasons why you should choose it.

1. Improve safety and the road user experience

It’s a fact: public lighting makes it easier and
safer for people to use the roads after dark. Covering blind spots, illuminating
obstacles, reducing eye strain and more — carefully thought-out and optimally
tailored lighting plays a huge role in road safety.

2. Reduce local government

Public lighting — including electricity,
equipment maintenance and replacement — accounts for a significant proportion
of local government spending. There are ways to lower operating costs and the
most obvious is solar streetlighting, which reduces electricity consumption to
zero, since it’s entirely off-grid. Plus, it’s now a proven fact that solar
energy is as cheap as power from the grid – this is known as ‘grid parity’.

Click here for our explanatory diagram.

3. Focus light on the roads
where it’s needed


To minimize light pollution and help protect
nature, solar lighting is the best option, since it complies with all the
latest environmental protection standards. The spread of light and colour
temperature are carefully specified to minimally impact biodiversity and only
light the roadway.

4. Install streetlights
without traffic disruption

Roadworks cause a lot of disruption to traffic,
not to mention safety issues. The duration of these works is therefore

A solar streetlight takes less than two hours to
install. There’s no need to dig up the road or lay miles of cable, saving huge
amounts of time and money.

5. Make choices for a more
eco-responsible future


Last but far from least, fully solar lighting is
good for the planet, since renewable energy significantly reduces your CO2

Convinced of the benefits of solar lighting? Why not help the Fonroche teams roll out this cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution worldwide?

Our France-based company is recruiting international road infrastructure managers to step up to the challenge of lighting the world’s highways and keeping people and businesses moving! Interested? Send your application to

Check out our job vacancies.

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