Public lighting supplied by the electric network uses a century old technology. Recently this specialty is heavily under development and some big innovation is reforming this field. My thesis is divided into three main parts.
The first part presents the current state of public lighting. Including the lack of legal regulation and the road lighting standard. At the end of this part, I write about the operator, maintainer, and owner and about their tasks and relationship.
The second part is about the new intelligent, innovative technologies. Firstly I present some foreign results in this topic then. 3 pilot projects operated in different towns of Hungary: Gödöllő, Miskolc, Pilisborosjenő. The conclusion of my comparison is that all of them are providing pretty much the same services so economic aspects should also take into consideration.
The third part is about the economic aspects of these new systems. I present how the parties concerned (operator, maintainer, etc.) of this field is related to the new opportunities and challenges. In the end it is proved that this new technology needs also a new way of thinking.