The needs of urban lighting are changing. It is no longer simply a matter of providing enough light in our towns and cities to ensure visibility and security; today, lighting is increasingly being used to create a nocturnal environment in which the city takes on a new identity, making it more appealing to and redefining the relationship it has with its inhabitants.
LEDs provide an unparalleled way of illuminating our urban environment in an exciting and practical manner. They are highly adaptable, allowing designers to move away from the static lighting of the past and venture into creating flexible ambiances that could, for example, change with the weather or the season, and provide an extra festive colour on public holidays. And all this with energy consumption that is only a fraction of conventional lighting techniques.