The project was initiated back in 2010 but as discussions evolved and lighting technology rapidly developed, LED became the obvious choice if the municipality wanted to maximize energy savings and take other ecological factors into account.
After deciding on LED lighting, more precisely selecting Metronomis LED and TownGuide luminaires, the municipality also opted for Philips CityTouch, a remote lighting management system that enables lighting points to be monitored, managed and measured via easy-to-use web applications. It also allows city authorities to gain insights into the state of the installation by analyzing data provided by the system.
The Bègles installation has already inspired several new projects in the wider region. For example, Saint-Médarden-Jalles, a western suburb of Bordeaux, has also installed Metronomis LED luminaires along with the Philips CityTouch lighting management system.