The prizewinning proposal in a German national competition on “energy-efficient street lighting” has been described in detail in an extensive final report written by the Director of the Civil Engineering Office in the city of Regensburg, Alfons Swaczyna (who initiated the project) and Dr. Martin Moeck of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Regensburg. The first copy was presented to Mayor Hans Schaidinger at the conclusion of the project.
Project provides a model for others to follow
The funded LED project has triggered positive messages in favour of energy-efficient street lighting; most recently, the lighting on the new eastern bypass was equipped with LED lighting technology and the old mercury vapor lamps in various residential areas were replaced with LED lamps. In the historic town centre, by the end of November 2012, another 250 lights had been equipped with new LED lamps from Siemens that year, with 228 lights already having been retrofitted there in 2010 and 2011.
“Energy efficiency is one of the particular advantages of LED lighting”, emphasizes Mayor of Regensburg Hans Schaidinger. “Using local industry expertise, Regensburg has pioneered a model that can be used by other cities for providing lighting in their own historic town centers.”