Recently, several new measures were put in place by the local government to ensure all led outdoor lighting complies with the specifications defined by the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC). Some of the conventional led street lighting solutions were compliant with these specifications, but due its obvious advantages, many of the municipalities wanted to make the switch to LED lighting. But many of the available options were not compliant with the Astrophysics Institute specifications.
To support locations like the Canary Islands, as well as others who want to take more serious measures against light pollution, we initiated the development of a new optical solution. We worked closely together with key experts from the IAC when defining the final specifications, and the end result was a fully compliant and certified solution, which also meets all the criteria defined by the officials of Puerto de la Cruz.
The installation of the new lighting took place in early 2018 and consisted of several building blocks. RYGH Luma and RYGH ClassicStreet luminaires using the new optical solutions were installed near the observatory. The same luminaires deliver a warmer color temperature (2700K) in the city center, plus on pedestrian crossings and walking areas, to ensure the ambience remains unchanged.