The city of Tilburg, in the southern Dutch province of Brabant, has a reputation for innovation and efficiency. It constantly strives to put in place solutions that improve the quality of life for its citizens and enable it to achieve its goals of becoming energy neutral by 2045.
Like in many cities, street lighting accounts for a considerable percentage of the city’s energy consumption and the council wants to reduce its energy needs by installing low carbon solutions.
They were looking for an innovative, aesthetic and sustainable street lighting solution. FLEXIA ticked all the boxes!
The city of Tilburg is focused on implementing innovative solutions. Arne Mans takes these strategic decisions and was happy to explain:
Once the city has a specific goal in mind, then we really go for it. Just like we did with the FLEXIA. I told Schréder that I would like to see the luminaires installed as soon as possible. Hey presto! The luminaires now light De Pont Square, home to De Pont museum. FLEXIA fits in well with the look and feel of the museum, sleek and modern. Hundreds of FLEXIAs are now being rolled out by the city of Tilburg. We are very happy with the result!
Futureproof urban lighting
The luminaires are designed for the future and can be continuously upgraded with the latest technology. The local council were delighted to see that we are choosing sustainable materials to build our luminaires. FLEXIA is a robust, long-lasting platform which can be recycled or reused at the end of its lifecycle. This fits perfectly with the city’s objectives to develop a circular economy.
The decisive factor when choosing the new lighting solution was the modularity of the FLEXIA which meets all the requirements for standardising the city’s public lighting network.
In due course, we will roll out the FLEXIA throughout the city as it is great to have the same platform. We have already replaced the K-Lux fixtures in Udenhout with the FLEXIA, generating savings of 50%! As we can adapt the lighting levels in the FLEXIA and manage them remotely, it is possible to specify different dimming scenarios. This means that we will save even more in the long term!
In short, the modularity of the FLEXIA, its easy maintenance and futureproof structure was a winning combination for the city. By integrating the latest technologies in a modern design, it will enable the council to take the city to the next level and achieve its goals!