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Light for public space:
a comprehensive review

Experience of light in today's cities

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Expanding the possibilities of public lighting

“Light for Public Space” explores diverse lighting projects that use contemporary technologies to expand the possibilities for public lighting. It was the result of a collaborative effort by Susanne Seitinger, Senior Technologist for Advanced Applications at Philips Color Kinetics and Antonia Weiss, Strategic Designer at Philips Design Lighting.


City leaders are turning to state-of-the-art technology to enhance the livability and attractiveness of their cities. The increasing integration of networked technologies enables new opportunities for utilizing light to enhance public space. Explore how contemporary technologies are expanding the possibilities for public lighting in this new book from Philips Lighting.

At a glance:


  • The different levels of citizen engagement achieved by light
  • Why lighting is now a tunable medium
  • How lighting can be seen as a resource for both cities and citizens



Download the book to explore more possibilities for public lighting.



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