Conference “Challenges and Opportunities facing light pollution : Interreg Smart Light Hub Project” – Terra Envision Barcelona (SP) September 2019

In September 2019, the University of Trier participated in Terra Envision – Barcelona and presented the Smart Light Hub project at a conference dedicated to light pollution.

City Campus Illuminale – Trier (DE) 27.09.19

The University of Trier held a light pollution awareness stand as part of the City Campus Illuminale event taking place in Trier on the 27th September 2019.

Walloon round table – University of Liège (BE) 28.11.2019

Energy considerations and protection of biodiversity at the heart of discussions between project partners and operators / professionals in the artificial lighting sector.

In collaboration with TNT and Natagora, this round table took place at the University of Liège.

Meeting of the 1st Steering Committee – Hosingen | Our Natural Park (LUX) 01.30.20

Visit of the “Night vs Light” Exhibition of the Night, Light & More Festival at the Lycée Edward Steichen in Clervaux (LUX)

Meeting between the various operator partners : TNT / Trier Universität / Natagora / University of Liège and the methodology partner: the Our Natural Park.

The meeting then continued with a visit to the “Night vs Light” Exhibition organized as part of the Night, Light & More Festival at the Lycée Edward Steichen in Clervaux, available until the 14th February.

Partners of the Smart Light Hub project

Round table – Saulnes (FR) 19.02.20

TNT organized a Round Table at Saulnes Town Hall on the 19th February 2020,  with municipal and local authorities, field players and electricity network professionals.

The objectives were to collect and exchange information to identify practices, uses and knowledge in terms of lighting on the French side of TNT.

Natagora field study – Tellin (BE) 16.06.20

First step : Ry’Hôwisse nature reserve in Tellin (Wallonia)

The first stage of this field study will focus on open environments (meadows, groves) and will take place in Wallonia.

Its aim is to assess the effect of so-called “impacting” LED lamps (4,000 Kelvin) and other less impacting lamps (2,200 Kelvin) on biodiversity.

Natagora study field – Saulnes (FR) 08.09.20

Beginning of the field study in Saulnes (FR) led by our partner Natagora, as part of the Interreg VA Smart Light Hub project, on the territory of our partner TNT Asbl.

The field study carried out by Natagora aims in this project to measure the impact of public lighting on several groups of animal species (mammals, birds, insects). In 2020, the study is taking place in an open environment (meadows, groves) and will be continued in 2021 by the study in a closed environment (forests).

Note that all insects captured for the study were released alive !

Natagora’s naturalist taking inventory of pollinating insects.

Light pollution awareness walk and its impact on the environment – Differdange (LUX) 08.10.20

TNT and the City of Differdange organized an awareness walk on light pollution and its impact on the environment on Thursday 8th October 2020.

The objective of this walk is to raise awareness among participants about light pollution and its impact on the environment. Its route will allow participants to discover the concept of light pollution and to travel through different areas where it is visible on the territory of the municipality of Differdange, but also to realize the efforts that have been made to reduce it.

The walk was organized in the Municipality of Differdange (LU), in partnership with the Natural Park of Our (LU), a methodological partner of the project who provided their expertise throughout the course. 

Webinar #1 – Liège (BE) / ZOOM 11.12.20

Monitoring of the Smart Light HUB Project and sharing of inspiring experiences

Planned as a moment of exchange and sharing of experiences, this first webinar aims to present the first results of the field study and to take stock of the possibilities of renewing public lighting in Wallonia while preserving the environment and biodiversity. We will also have the opportunity to discuss the issues at work in Walloon municipalities in this area via inspiring exchanges with municipalities that have implemented innovative lighting solutions, in order to provide relevant information to the community. reflection set up in the Greater Region as part of the Smart Light Hub project.

Study field – Location on the territory of TNT (FR / LUX) – 22.01.21

As part of the activities of the Smart Light Hub project, TNT asbl welcomed at the beginning of the year a team from our partner Natagora who came to validate several sites on the territory of the TNT member municipalities, where the second part will take place in the spring. the field study on the impact of lighting in the natural space.

Webinar #2 – Liège (BE) / ZOOM 29.01.21

Introduction to co-creation workshops between IUT de Longwy and ESA Saint-Luc Liège

This second webinar will aim to introduce students from schools participating in the co-creation workshops of the Smart Light Hub project to the themes and issues of the project, namely light pollution, its impacts on the environment and possible solutions.