Light for

Public Space

Watch the Light Bite trilogy


The lighting in people’s homes is very personal. And the light in office, hospitality and retail environments can be tailored to suit the needs of the people who visit or work there. But in public spaces, the lighting is often generic, impersonal and static. Such strictly functional lighting does not reflect the dynamics of human activities in the public realm. Until now.


In this Light for Public Space sequence, you will explore several remarkable lighting projects worldwide that showcase the new possibilities offered for urban lighting in public spaces.

Part 1

A new wave of public lighting designs, focusing on light's social and urban role and showing six key areas that are helping revitalizing public spaces.

Part 2

Presents a framework for people’s engagement with light, shows how lighting technologies can enable a spectrum of public engagement.

Part 3

Light as a resource for cities and citizens, explores the economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects of lighting.



Light for Public Space

A Philips essay on the experience of light in today’s cities.


Read more about Light for Public Space on The future of light.

Meet your hosts:

Susanne Seitinger is Global sub-segment manager for Professional Systems at Philips Lighting
Antonia Weiss is Strategic Designer at Philips Lighting Design.



Oct 25

Light Bite: Part 3 - Designing Shadows

Presented by Laura Taylor


Oct 27

Webinar: Modulating light in architectural space

Presented by Sanjay Mohe


Nov 10

Webinar: Importance of partnerships in smart cities

Presented by Andreas Knobloch and Marlyn Zelkowitz


Nov 23

Webinar: See the light

Presented by Svante Pettersson


Dec 6

Webinar: Open systems within smart cities

Presented by Jeremy Green and Peter Zink


Dec 15

Webinar: The training for lighting design

Presented by Andrea Siniscalco, Daria Casciani and Maurizio Rossi

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