Slowlight Commitment for Sustainable Lighting Transformation

By January 29th, 2021May 16th, 2022No Comments

Salvi Lighting joins Slowlight commitment for the sustainable transformation of lighting networks

Since last December, Salvi Lighting has joined the Slowlight commitment. In this way we continue to consolidate Salvi Lighting's commitment to the sustainable use of light.

According to its own manifesto, the Slowlight initiative aims to achieve better environments through light, both in urban and rural areas, creating harmonious night-time spaces thanks to calm, intelligent, healthy, sustainable, comfortable and emotional lighting, in which the night takes centre stage.

The initiative is aligned with the objectives of the Urban Agency 2020-2030, whose mission is to achieve better cities based on light, and thus contribute to the reduction of light pollution, providing cities with calm and sustainable lighting. This will achieve lower energy consumption and a smaller carbon footprint to provide a comfortable and healthy environment for its citizens and the environment.

Salvi Lighting not only works for sustainable lighting, but also intervenes wherever possible in the conservation of nature and species. A recent case is that of the Cory's shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) in the Canary Islands. The Cory's shearwater is a migratory bird species whose nesting in Spain takes place mainly in the Canary archipelago. Inadequate artificial lighting, and its light pollution effect, can affect the orientation of these birds. As a consequence, their flight and migration to their destination can be affected with fatal consequences. Specifically on the island of Gran Canaria, on the coast of San Andrés, the newly hatched chicks on the cliffs make their first flight towards the ocean and have to cross the GC2 road and nearby towns. By updating this lighting with luminaires with zero upper hemispheric flux, amber light spectrum and remote management of the lighting, we have managed to avoid disturbing their orientation and vision, thus minimising casualties in their first flight and less disturbance to their orientation.

Another factor that helps the sustainability of outdoor lighting, and one that makes the biggest difference, is connected lighting. Smartec® is Salvi Lighting's lighting management system for smart cities. And, thanks to this system, the lighting can be adapted to the uses that the outdoor spaces have at any given moment..... "Because lighting should only be used when it is needed", saving up to 70% in energy consumption. It is a great ally in the alignment with the Slowlight commitment.

This type of action maintains traffic safety on public roads, while preserving biodiversity, night-time spaces and allowing the night to regain all its prominence.

All this makes us feel at home participating in the Slowlight initiative.

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