April 2-4, 2019 – Karlsruhe
Around the millennium, light in public space was a dominant topic. Towns discovered the importance of light in public space for themselves. The quality of street lighting was questioned, energy efficiency and ecology underlined the importance of the topic. Many cities developed a strategy for dealing with the light in public space, in many places master plans for the lighting of the public space and for the illumination of important buildings have been developed.
After that it got quiet about the topic. Plans were implemented step by step, the LED revolutionized the lighting fundamentally. Some cities benefit from the efforts of the time and continue to implement them, others are breaking new ground and others have transferred the topic to an operator and shelved it.
There are quite new opportunities to deal with light, especially in the Smart City context, to control efficiently and to awaken moods. Light is important for the perceived safety. The renunciation light is good for the environment. This “less is more” and “quality is better” should be tracked down in this session. Technology and emotionality are the themes of the city light at the beginning of the 21st century.
Felix Reinhold – Hannover leuchtet (www.hannover-leuchtet.com)
Rainer Barth (Head of City Lighting, City of Leipzig, Traffic and Civil Engineering Office)
Mary-Anne Kyriakou (Prof., Chair Lighting Design University Ostwestfalen-Lippe)
Andrew Holmes (Dipl.Ing. M.E.D. FreierArchitekt BDA)
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