proved to be a future-proof solution for public lighting. Future-proof lighting should not only be energy efficient. It must also provide room for effective raw material use, and for reuse and recycling. That is important for the conservation of ecological systems on Ameland."
- Luc van Tiggelen, Sustainability Project Manager, Ameland
The vision of the municipality of Ameland is built around sustainability, incorporating a future based on a CO2 neutral, ecologically responsible energy supply. The municipality is consulting and working together with a number of companies to deliver solutions that support the conservation of Ameland’s wildlife and provide comfort to its residents.
The UrbanStar luminaires at the beach entrances are equipped with LumiMotion control, which detects the movement of people and larger animals – triggering an increase in light intensity – while disregarding the motion of smaller animals and birds. By using this light-on-demand solution, Ameland protects its nature by minimizing light disturbance during the night, and also achieves higher energy savings.
All luminaires on the island are connected to Interact lighting management software, which allows the municipality to manage, monitor and measure their light remotely.
Ameland residents have expressed delight at the new lighting solution. The reduced light pollution enables them to see more stars at night. At the same time the new lighting offers a sense of visibility and comfort. The residents also welcome the municipality’s sustainability efforts.