Creating a Public Lighting Experience

Project information

Index: 0987C3
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location NETHERLANDS ZUID-NEDERLAND Eindhoven Noord-Brabant Start/End date of the practice
Start: oct 2010
End: sept 2011

Topic of the practice

Tackling light pollution with green LEDs in Eindhoven

Good Practice Information

The installation of dynamic green LED lighting in Eindhoven proved to be the answer to a search for a lighting solution that minimised energy consumption as well as light pollution and disturbance to the natural fauna. 38 luminaires were installed along the 1 km long Velddoornweg road and these only light up when necessary through a dynamic system. Doppler detectors are used to detect cyclists. The LEDs are equipped with a wireless radio frequency system.

This lighting solution respected the green structure, meaning as little light pollution as possible and as little inconvenience as possible for the local animals. The project cost €67.500.

Evidence of success

The use of detectors in combination with green light results in a minimal disturbance of the ecological environment while it also provides sufficient visibility for safe use by particularly slow traffic.The feedback from users has been generally positive although we have had some problems regarding vandalism and theft of detectors.An evaluation of the project is planned in the near future

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Rik van Stiphout

Municipality of Eindhoven / Park Strijp Beheer bv.

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