“The key aspect of the project was to create a natural landscaping concept in which the housing program does not impact local wildlife.” said Robert Jan Vos, the Lighting Design Consultant who made the lighting plan for the residential area.
To further optimize light levels, the municipality installed the Interact City remote light management system to ensure that light is only on when it’s needed. They can now use the scheduling function and set up an annual dimming calendar. The software also enables the municipality to become more proactive in terms of fault detection and maintenance operations. Moreover, it allows fast response to citizen complaints, for example if the brightness of a certain fixture needs to be reduced. Following the successful implementation of the system in Zuidhoek, the municipality is planning to extend it across other areas of Nieuwkoop.