In order to keep engaging with LUCI members, offering high-quality learning experiences and maintaining the atmosphere of the much loved “LUCI Family”, we created the LUCI Coffee Bre@ks. These short 30-minute regular online rendezvous sessions are an opportunity for members to stay in touch and hear from experts on a variety of urban lighting topics.

Mark your calendars with the dates of the next Coffee Bre@ks:

Thursday 15th September 2022, 10:00-10:30 a.m. CEST

  • Re-designing Lyon Lighting Plan : Challenges and opportunities” – Céline Lyoën (Project Manager at the Department of Urban Lighting, City of Lyon)

In 2021, the City of Lyon initiated the re-designing of its Lighting Plan with the aim of integrating urban lighting current challenges as well as new societal expectations. 

Join us for the Coffee Bre@k on 15 September 2022 at 10 a.m. to learn more about the approaches being implemented in for the new Lyon Lighting Plan that is foreseen to be adopted by the Municipal Council in March 2023.

LUCI members can contact the LUCI Team for the registration form.

Thursday 17th November 2022, 10:00-10:30 a.m. CEST

  • “The Art of Light, artistic research in progress” Titia Ex (Artist)

Thursday 19th January 2023, 10:00-10:30 a.m. CEST

  • Topic and speaker TBD

Thursday 16th February 2023, 10:00-10:30 a.m. CEST

  • Topic and speaker TBD

Past LUCI Coffee Bre@ks in 2022

March 2022 Coffee Bre@k

“The effects of reduced public lighting on crime and fear of crime: a literature review” – Prof. Elisabeth Enhus (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

In the March Coffee Bre@k, Professor em. Elisabeth Enhus addressed an underlying question to current urban lighting strategies, as cities strive to find the right amount of lighting.

The questions included: What are the effects of reduced street lighting on crime and fear of crime? and How can we try to find the balance between more light (demands linked to real and perceived safety/security) and less light (to respond to climate and economic challenges)?

As we assessed the complexity of this issue, this literature review will be essential to raise the right questions and look at the available scientific literature

April 2022 Coffee Bre@k

“Adaptive Lighting with strong energy saving potential in Rome” – Paolo Di Lecce (General Director, Revetec Srl,)

In the April Coffee Bre@k, Paolo Di Lecce introduced the DIADEME project that won the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2021 in the Innovation category. Funded by the LIFE European program, DIADEME developed an experimental approach to adaptive street lighting that has mainly been applied in the city of Rome. The Italian capital has supported the creation of an IoT (Internet of Things) structure with close to 800 adaptive lighting points, which meets the needs of a capital city with a variety of street uses and weather conditions, all the while bringing strong energy saving potentials.

June 2022 Coffee Bre@k

“Urban Lighting in Asia Pacific Region” – Youngho Baik (Chief Consultant at Ecolant)

For the first time since the Coffee Bre@k’s creation, the LUCI event that brings the network together for a convivial moment, had the moderator and speaker sharing the stage in-person! During the LUCI AULW Talk Show on 16th June 2022, Mark Burton-Page and Youngho Baik, Chief Consultant at Ecolant, conversed from the comfort of sofas in the same room about the factors for implementing a smart lighting infrastructure on a city and present-day challenges brought by the energy crisis on urban and personal/private lighting.

Read about past Coffee Bre@ks here: