Challenge / Goal
The project focused on two routes; a cycle highway in Kluisbergen and a cycle path in Ronse. Both routes form part of the network of cycle highways and therefore needed to meet minimum safety standards, however as European protected habitat areas, the routes also needed to maintain their natural character, so streetlights were not an option.
The challenge was therefore to find a cost-effective lighting solution that would safely guide cyclists through bends and outline the path, without negatively impacting the local wildlife and biodiversity.
The provincial government selected Solareye’s conservation-friendly Bat Hat solar ground light, which was designed to reduce upward light spillage by over 95 per cent, but still provide the same high visibility wayfinding light for cyclists and pedestrians.
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