Jouw Licht op 040
How can light improve the quality of life in the city? That is the starting point of the 'Jouw Licht Op 040 (Your light on 040)' project. Together with residents and entrepreneurs we look for opportunities, ideas and possibilities. Five pilot areas spread over Eindhoven will form an open light laboratory for the next five years.

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The 'vision and roadmap urban lighting Eindhoven 2030' has been established as the official policy for the municipality in November 2012. In a public tender companies and consortia were invited to offer an innovation relation to develop, implement and continuously innovate a smart lighting grid. The consortium Philips/Heijmans won the tender and signed the contract in October 2016. The consortium, together with partners, will implement intelligent lighting applications in the five Living Lab areas in the city.
LightHouse, together with the Intelligent Lighting Institute, will support the consortium with research to implement co-creation processes with residents, entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the pilot areas, to identify the needs in the different areas, as well as with the selection and testing of the installed solutions.
For the next five years five areas in Eindhoven are chosen as pilot areas.
The pilot areas have different use, functionality and stakeholders:
  • Woenselse Heide (West) is a residential area with 5,150 residents and 3,170 houses in the north of Eindhoven with many amenities close by.
  • Tracé de Ring encloses the center of the city. The route consists of 2 x 2 lane motorway with cycle paths, sidewalks and service roads.
  • Gijzenrooi (Stratum) is a relatively young, child-rich neighborhood, built in the 1990s. The neighborhood has 726 houses and 1,960 inhabitants.
  • Tracé Eisenhouwerlaan/John F. Kennedylaan are access roads from the sixties that provide an important flow of car traffic to and from the city. They are spacious park roads with lots of green.
  • De Schrijversbuurt (Gestel) is a popular neighbourhood with 3,549 residents and 3,550 houses, located near the center and the Dommelzone. A large part of the houses has been designated as a monument.
In each pilot area, a four step approach is applied:
  • Fase 1: Replace luminaires to LED
    The old luminairs are replaced with LED and connected to realise the base for the smart lighting grid.
  • Fase 2: Mapping the needs and opportunities
    Through a diversity of research methods and approaches the different target groups of the area, including residents and entrepreneurs, to identify their needs, wishes and ideas.
  • Fase 3: Ideas and solutions
    Together with the stakeholders ideas and solutions are generated that meet the needs and developed as proposals for implementation.
  • Fase 4: Realization and testing
    The chosen solution(s) are further co-created with the stakeholders in the pilot area, implemented and tested on their impact.
On this page the current status and interim results of the different pilot areas will regularly be updated so that you have an up-to-date picture of where we are.
Pilot Areas 1:
  • Fase 1: Replace luminairs to LED
    Finished September 2017.
  • Fase 2: Mapping the needs and opportunities
    Started with a kick off meeting in the neighbourhood in March 2017 and finished September 2017.
  • Fase 3: Ideas and solutions
    Started with a Bootcamp in September 2017 and ended with the final judgement of proposals in March 2018.
  • Fase 4: Realization and testing
    From April 2018 the implementation and validation plans are be made and the solution is further developed. Each step - starting with the design sketch via preliminary design until the final design - will contain a cocreation session with inhabitants of the neighbourhood. Realisation of the solution in WHW is anticipated at the end of 2018.
The research design and results of the need finding research:
  20170707 need finding research Woenselse Heide West.pdf (Dutch only)
Published July 7, 2017.

A summary of the results - needs and opportunities in WHW:
  20170908 Report needs and opportunities WHW.pdf (Dutch only)
Published September 8, 2017.

An overview of the solutions that are proposed for WHW:
  20170921 ideas WHW.pdf (Dutch only)
Published September 21, 2017.
  • Fase 1: Replace luminairs to LED
    Finished October 2017.
  • Fase 2: Mapping the needs and opportunities
    Started in October 2017 and finished January 2018.
  • Fase 3: Ideas and solutions
    Started with a Bootcamp in March 2018, which resulted in a lot of ideas. In June, proposals were pitched at a dragon's den. All propositions will be judged by all stakeholders, including the people from Eindhoven. The selection of the final solution(s) to be implemented is expected in October 2018.
The research design and results of the need finding research:
20180226 need finding research Trace Ring.pdf (English version)
Published February 26, 2018.
20180201 behoeften en kansen Trace Ring.pdf (Nederlandse versie)
Published January 2, 2018.

A summary of the results - needs and opportunities:
Report needs and opportunities Trace Ring.pdf (Dutch only)

An overview of ideas for solutions at Trace De Ring:
20180518 ideeenboek Trace Ring.pdf (Dutch only)
  • Fase 1: Replace luminairs to LED
    Finished November 2017.
  • Fase 2: Mapping the needs and opportunities
    Started in May 2018. Various activities have been organized to start a dialogue with residents of Gijzenrooi about their wishes and needs, and to brainstorm about possible opportunities for innovations on the smart lighting grid. With the residents' association and their general members meeting, a Cool Wall is filled with locations that people like and dislike and with potential solutions that people find relevant for application in the neighbourhood. The final results of Needs and opportunities will be presented in September 2018.
  • Fase 1: Replace luminairs to LED
    Will start in January 2019.
Anticipated in 2019/2020.
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