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Evaluation of energy-efficient street lighting

Social Psychology

This project aimed to study the effects of energy-efficient (i.e., LED) street lighting on preceived safety, and the acceptability of energy efficient street lighting.

Main project

This project is part of project "Acceptability of policy, technology and system changes".

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Christine Boomsma, Social Psychology
  • Linda Steg, Social Psychology


Courses connected to this project
  • Master Environmental Psychology


  • Boomsma, C., & Steg, L. (2014). Feeling safe in the dark: Examining the effect of entrapment, lighting levels, and gender on feelings of safety and lighting policy acceptability. Environment and Behavior, 46 (2), 193-212. DOI: 10.1177/0013916512453838.
  • Boomsma, C., & Steg, L. (2014). The effect of information and values on acceptability of reduced street lighting Journal of Environmental Psychology, 39, 22-31.
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
  • Gemeente Drenthe

University's focus areas

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Society
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