Dynamic Light aims at creating and spreading the importance of providing light not only when it is needed but by whom, at what time and for what duration.
The project demonstrates the how-to-do of a process of how a city can get an energy efficient lighting, starting from the idea, analysis, GIS dataining, strategy development, financial models, procurement rules, implementation and evaluation. This goes hand in hand with pilot demonstration investments to increase the acceptance of energy-efficient lighting among end users and town planners by improving the quality f dynamic light and adapting it to social needs. The project will explore different public lighting situations that are typical for European municipalities.
The core idea is that the technical aspect of lighting needs to be better connected to urban planning aspects in order to adapt it to technological possibilities.
Especially innovative is that dynamic light shall be applied to optimize the lighting design of public spaces, reduce light sources and light intensity in order to lower light pollution and energy consumption. The project will develop parameters for dynamic light (brightness, colour, light scattering, glare) that meet the social needs (safety, visual identity, attractive city areas, reduction of light pollution). It will test its performance at different urban area types to adjust the technological standards and regulations to dynamic lighting to better utilize the so far unused potentials of it. The project will lay the foundations for more controllable and higher quality lighting solutions with enhanced visual performance and improved ambience and safety of urban environments across Europe.
1 June 2016
31 May 2019
16-18 Nov. 2016
The first Steering Committee Meeting in conjunction with the second Project Meeting will take place in Graz, Austria between the 16th and 18th of November 2016. Experts in urban planing and public lighting are kindly invited to observe the meeting and to exchange with the project team.
The 5th International Light Symposium on Future of Healthy Light & Lighting is taking place on the 12-14th of October in Wismar. The Symposium is a three-day forum that will bring together recent insights into the effects of healthy light and lighting in daily life with respect to research, theory, technologies, design, and applications. For more information visit:
4-5 JULY 2016
Dynamic Light kick-off meeting has been held between 4th and 5th of July in Berlin, Germany. Fifteen partners from seven European countries are starting under the lead of University of Applied Sciences Wismar cooperation on innovative and energy efficient public lighting solutions. After the kick-off, the project partners participated in a site visit of the LED Walkway in Berlin.