15 March 2019
Stargazers on the Canary Islands get an even better view of the night sky thanks to new connected Signify street lighting
Light spillage is an issue for astronomers around the world. In fact, the Milky Way is hidden from 60% of Europeans and nearly 80% of North Americans. One place that has so far maintained pristine conditions to view the night sky is the Canary Islands.
The islands provide such exceptional stargazing that they’re home to three Starlight Reserves and the Spanish government has put several lighting regulations in place to protect the quality of the sky.
Puerto de la Cruz, on the north coast of Tenerife, was looking to balance the preservation of astronomy conditions with the provision of compliant, adjustable, and high-quality street lighting.
As Lope Afonso, Mayor of Puerto de la Cruz says, “For astronomers and those who enjoy starlit nights, the quality of our skies is second to none. We want to preserve this precious resource and at the same time make our streets even safer for citizens and tourists.”
Enter Interact City, Signify’s connected LED lighting system and management software.