MIL-OSI Translation: New lighting concept adopted

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –

Source: Swiss Canton Zug – news in German

The building department of the canton of Zug has approved a new lighting concept drawn up by the civil engineering department. This defines the lighting strategy on cantonal streets and paths according to the motto “less is more”.

The current lighting regulations from 2008 are getting on in years. Since lighting technology has made great strides in recent years, this also affects the new lighting concept. In this way, lighting should become more flexible and needs-based in the future. Up to now it has been customary to illuminate the streets true to the motto “a lot helps a lot”, without taking the local and temporal peculiarities adequately into account. Using modern lighting technology, however, needs-based lighting can now be installed that covers both the interests of energy efficiency and protection against light emissions, as well as traffic safety.

«Less is more» Thanks to the new lighting concept, the lighting can be dynamically regulated in terms of time and location and, for example, the light intensity can be controlled depending on the traffic load. The concept also stipulates that in future the light color will be reduced from 4000 to 3000 Kelvin to protect the environment. All Zug municipalities were able to comment on the concept during a consultation. “We have received a lot of positive feedback from the municipalities, which shows that we are on the right track,” says Building Director Florian Weber, adding: “The new lighting strategy is based on the motto less is more.” In the coming months, the technical and operational implementation will be defined in further documents. This takes place in close consultation with the electricity companies, which ultimately operate and maintain the lighting on behalf of the municipalities.

The street lighting, as here on General-Guisan-Strasse in Zug, ensures good visibility and therefore also safety.

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