Creating a Public Lighting Experience
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.