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are controlled by the Philips CityTouch remote light management system. Using this system, the lighting points can be assigned to groups”, Van der Tuin explains. “A customized dimming profile can be defined for each group, adapting light intensity to how heavily that space is being used at any given time. Using light to reflect the characteristics and ambience of each area has played a significant role in the project’s success."
- Jan van der Tuin, responsible for public lighting planning in the city of Emmen
In order to boost the city’s economy, generate employment and enhance its international role, Emmen City Center Renovation Project included a new lighting concept. One of the key challenges was achieving the transformation in a busy urban area within a very short timeframe. The project also devoted attention to the aesthetic image of the city at night. The idea was to create atmospheric public spaces for residents and visitors that would be more appealing to spend time in, and to give the city center a distinctive appearance at night.