Stutterheim receives international lighting accolade

February 5th, 2015, Published in Articles: Vector

beka-177-02-2015-Auroralia_1South Africa’s Stutterheim received a special mention in the international Auroralia Award 2014 at a ceremony hosted by Schréder and Luci during the annual Light Festival in Lyon, France. The event was attended by over 100 lighting professionals from around the world. The Eastern Cape town received this accolade for its plan to replace its lighting to fulfill multiple objectives including enhancing the landscape; increasing safety for residents commuting to and from the town centre at night; reducing energy costs without compromising lighting levels and respecting dark sky initiatives. A criterion was that the lighting material should reflect the local forestry industry. With LED luminaires mounted on poles made from wood sourced locally, this successful relighting initiative has lifted the sense of well-being for the local population, some of whom commute on foot, often after nightfall. The initiative has saved energy costs and CO2 emissions by 79%.

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