Smart Lighting on Texel
The Dutch island of Texel, the largest and most populated island in the Netherlands, aims to become fully energy neutral by 2020. TVILIGHT and DYNNIQ help Texel achieve this ambition with a roll-out of new intelligent, energy-neutral public lighting infrastructure that allows the island to be illuminated only when and where it is really necessary. The intelligent street lighting network rolled out on Texel is one of the largest in Europe. It incorporates thousands of wireless street lighting controllers that help Texel save energy and minimize light pollution.
The street lighting controllers run on a patented motion-sensing technology that allows the streetlights to automatically dim down or brighten up according to the real-time human presence. The combination of new LED streetlights and “light on demand” enables Texel not only to preserve the night sky but also to save two-thirds of the energy previously spent on outdoor lighting. Now, Texel powers the streetlights using only solar energy, which makes it the first Dutch municipality where public lighting is completely energy neutral.
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