To support locations like the Canary Islands, as well as others who want to take more serious measures against light pollution, we initiated the development of a new optical solution. We worked closely together with key experts from the IAC when defining the final specifications, and the end result was a fully compliant and certified solution, which also meets all the criteria defined by the officials of Puerto de la Cruz.
The installation of the new lighting took place in early 2018 and consisted of several building blocks. Philips Luma and Philips ClassicStreet luminaires using the new optical solutions were installed near the observatory. The same luminaires deliver a warmer color temperature (2700K) in the city center, plus on pedestrian crossings and walking areas, to ensure the ambience remains unchanged.
The new light points are also wirelessly connected to our Interact City lighting management software, so they can be dimmed and controlled remotely. Moreover, using this new open software platform, the city can also keep its options open and opt in for smart technologies and innovations such as different sensor applications whenever they become available.