Cluj-Napoca public lighting with LED

Projet terminé

In order to improve road safety and save energy, a part of Cluj-Napoca’s street lighting system is being modernized and equipped with modern LED lamps and a telemanagement system. In addition, the indoor lighting system of public buildings will be replaced by modern LED technology.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Protéger l’environnement
Efficacité énergétique et énergies renouvelables
09.07.2015 - 09.08.2019
CHF 1'605'000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


Under the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme the European Energy Award is being introduced in four Romanian pilot cities. The European Energy Award is a quality management and certification system for municipalities committed to sustainable municipal energy, climate and transport policies. It is based on the label “Energy City”, which has originally been developed in Switzerland. Cluj-Napoca, a city of 305'000 inhabitants located in Transylvania, is one of the four selected pilot cities. Based on its Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) it has identified the modernization of the public lighting as a priority infrastructure project, as the energy used by the current system represents a significant part of the total energy consumption of Cluj-Napoca.


The goal of the project is to save energy by improving the quality and energy efficiency of the public lighting system in Cluj-Napoca.

Groupes cibles

The direct beneficiary of the project is the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca who will save costs and thereby be able to release funds for additional improvements and energy saving measures. Indirect beneficiaries are the municipal employees in the rehabilitated office buildings benefitting from improved working conditions, as well as the 305'000 inhabitants of Cluj-Napoca and its visitors who benefit directly from the improved road safety and security and indirectly from the improved public finances of the city.

  • The replacement of 1094 aged indoor fluorescent or incandescent lamps with modern LED lamps equipped with sensors for future intelligent control in two municipal office buildings (total area 8908 sqm) and a municipal parking (area 10'623 sqm);
  • The replacement of 1358 old mercury- or sodium-vapor street lamps with LED lamps, using the existing poles and cables, in 22 streets of Cluj-Napoca;
  • The extension of a telemanagement system to monitor and optimize the operation of the street lighting system.

Résultats obtenus:  

  • The works are ongoing. Up until now.
  • 403 new street lamps were installed.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Improved quality of the street lighting. In compliance with European standards, 1'094 indoor LED lamps and 1'358 LED street lamps are installed. Additionally, a telemanagement system is operationsl to manage the steet lighting system efficiently.
  • Energy savings of over 762 MWh/year.
  • Reduced yearly costs for energy and maintenance by approximatively CHF 93'750.
  • CO2 emissions are reduced by over 377 tons/year.

Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Contribution suisse à l'UE élargie
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Institutions étatiques étrangères
  • Romanian Ministry of Public Finance and Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration

Partenaire de mise en œuvre
Municipality of Cluj-Napoca

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   1'605'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   0
Phases du projet

Phase 10 09.07.2015 - 09.08.2019   (Completed)