Dynamic Light aims at creating and spreading the importance of providing light not only when it is needed but by whom, at what time and for what duration.
The project demonstrates the how-to-do of a process of how a city can get an energy efficient lighting, starting from the idea, analysis, GIS dataining, strategy development, financial models, procurement rules, implementation and evaluation. This goes hand in hand with pilot demonstration investments to increase the acceptance of energy-efficient lighting among end users and town planners by improving the quality f dynamic light and adapting it to social needs. The project will explore different public lighting situations that are typical for European municipalities.
The core idea is that the technical aspect of lighting needs to be better connected to urban planning aspects in order to adapt it to technological possibilities.
Especially innovative is that dynamic light shall be applied to optimize the lighting design of public spaces, reduce light sources and light intensity in order to lower light pollution and energy consumption. The project will develop parameters for dynamic light (brightness, colour, light scattering, glare) that meet the social needs (safety, visual identity, attractive city areas, reduction of light pollution). It will test its performance at different urban area types to adjust the technological standards and regulations to dynamic lighting to better utilize the so far unused potentials of it. The project will lay the foundations for more controllable and higher quality lighting solutions with enhanced visual performance and improved ambience and safety of urban environments across Europe.
Thematic areas of the Dynamic Light project
Technological performance matching light quality demands for better acceptance of dynamic lighting
Dynamic lighting is an innovative approach to increasing energy efficiency of public lighting and at the same time minimizing the negative effects of it like light pollution. Public acceptance of dynamic lighting solutions strongly depends on the quality of lighting adapted to the social needs and matched to the requirements of specific locations. In this context, the project will:
Strategies and tools to improve energy performance in public lighting infrastructure
The transition to energy-saving intelligent public lighting solutions should be embedded in an overall urban lighting strategy and based on a clear understanding of the administrative and economic requirements for the deployment of these technologies. This work package:
Innovative Pilot Solutions implementation of energy-efficient dynamic lighting applications
Trials of the deployment of dynamic lighting will result in a solid body of best practice for design, financing, procurement and deployment demonstrating enhanced citizen comfort and safety at significantly reduced costs for energy and maintenance. This work package aims at:
The project will develop pilot solutions at different locations by analysing the global lighting situation in involved municipalities taking into account strategic planning to be able to select pilot locations and form of lighting applications, analysing the lighting situation for selected sites, planning of intelligent light concepts, preparing investments. The activity builds on results of other work packages in particular the defined parameters for social demands, transferable technical solutions, strategic planning and master plans, financial and procurement models.
Integrating dyn. lighting into existing standards and harmonisation of procurement rules
The current EU policy context is particularly favourable for the deployment of high quality lighting solutions. However, dynamic lighting needs to be integrated in standards for public lighting and procurement rules. This work package aims at:
1 June 2016
31 May 2019
On 28. 3. 2017 Astronomical Society VEGA will organize a lecture on "The ecological lighting" in order to sensitize the public on the subject of light pollution.
16-18 Nov. 2016
The first Steering Committee Meeting in conjunction with the second Project Meeting will take place in Graz, Austria between the 16th and 18th of November 2016. Experts in urban planing and public lighting are kindly invited to observe the meeting and to exchange with the project team.
The 5th International Light Symposium on Future of Healthy Light & Lighting is taking place on the 12-14th of October in Wismar. The Symposium is a three-day forum that will bring together recent insights into the effects of healthy light and lighting in daily life with respect to research, theory, technologies, design, and applications. For more information visit:
4-5 JULY 2016
Dynamic Light kick-off meeting has been held between 4th and 5th of July in Berlin, Germany. Fifteen partners from seven European countries are starting under the lead of University of Applied Sciences Wismar cooperation on innovative and energy efficient public lighting solutions. After the kick-off, the project partners participated in a site visit of the LED Walkway in Berlin.
University of Applied Sciences Wismar, GERMANY
Business support centre Ltd. Kranj, SLOVENIA
PORSENNA n.g.o., CZECH REPUBLIC
Medimurje energy agency ltd., CROATIA
Municipality of Cesena, ITALY
TEA SpA, ITALY
Bruno Kessler Foundation, ITALY
Spath Micro Electronic Design GmbH, AUSTRIA
City of Graz, AUSTRIA
Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, GERMANY
SWARCO V.S.M. GmbH, GERMANY
LiTG - Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft e. V., GERMANY
Hanseatic City of Rostock, GERMANY
Town of Čakovec, CROATIA