In the period 2018-2019, nearly 60% of the approximately 8,000 lamps were replaced by energy-efficient LED lighting equipped with smart lighting technology for remote management, dimming and monitoring of the lighting area. This has reduced energy consumption by 37% and the energy saving targets for public lighting have been achieved in accordance with the Climate Agreement 2030.
Project supervisor Eduard Kniknie works from the official partnership ABG organization for the municipalities of Alphen-Chaam, Baarle-Nassau and Gilze en Rijen: “Meanwhile, the municipalities of Alphen-Chaam and Baarle-Nassau that cooperate with Gilze and Rijen are also using this technology with LED lighting. We like to apply what works well in one municipality in other municipalities. This is a good example.”
Efficient maintenance processes automatic fault detection
Now that all public lighting in the municipality is managed, controlled and monitored in the telemagement software platform and the lighting is only fully on when needed, the municipality is working on the automated execution of fault and maintenance processes. For example, the smart lighting columns automatically send a notification to the management platform as soon as there is a defect. Because the repair order is automatically passed on to the contractor, the malfunction is resolved quickly, ensuring road safety and satisfied residents as a result.
Robert Tissing, director of Luminext: “The successful way in which the ABG organization, together with the municipalities of Gilze and Rijen, Alphen-Chaam and Baarle-Nassau, implement their sustainability objectives, makes them an example for other municipalities in The Netherlands.”