The second French city with its 491 268 inhabitants, Lyon has an exceptional geographic situation. Its three hills and its two rivers, the Saône and Rhone Rivers give visitors remarkable view points on the city or from the rivers which have recently been adapted and made accessible to pedestrians. The old district – including the Saint Jean district – was made a World Heritage site by Unesco in 1998, thus reinforcing its
international influence. The Part-Dieu district
Further to the East, the Part-Dieu business center develops with an ambitious urban project, in particular with the undergoing construction of numerous high towers.
Lyon is a city where historical and cultural heritage is preserved while a
continuous urban development ensures its attractivness and dynamism.
PUBLIC LIGHTING MANAGEMENT
The City of Lyon is responsible for
- street lighting
- decorative and architectural lighting
- lighting for sports facilities
- christmas lighting and the Lyon light festival
The public lighting is directly managed by the municipality.
Only civil engineering and the painting of furnitures are outsourced activities.
Lighting master plan
The Lyon lighting master plan includes the following obectives:
- Implement a public lighitng with regards to human being and human activities by creating differentiated atmospheres
- Develop experimentations to be open to creative and new possibilities and to introduce new technologies
- Ensure a coherent and harmonious lighting of the city
- Reduce energy consumption and light pollution
Some recently implemented projects
- Lyon further enhancement through the lighting of its courthouse, and several bridges and passerelles like the Mulatière, La Feuillée and Raymond Barre bridges and the Passerelle de la Paix
- Reduction of energy consumption by replacing 1700 luminaires in the city-center, as well as spotlights currently used for the lighting of fountains
- Reduction of light pollution by replacing ball luminaires and optimising the control of luminous flux.
Perspectives for the future
The lighting strategy of Lyon focusses on the concept of temporality: temporal management of lighting will make lighting more user-friendly, adapted to the times of the day and to the citizens’ needs.
Every December, the City of Lyon organises the Fête des Lumières, one of the largest light festivals in the world. The event lasts three days around the 8 December and attracts millions of visitors. For more information, see the online Light Festival Calendar.
During the Fête des Lumières, LUCI and the City of Lyon organise the Lyon Light Festival Forum. This event brings together LUCI members and other lighting professionals to discuss the challenges related to light festivals, with conferences and receptions.
The last edition, « at the frontiers of Light », gathered over 190 participants, from 6 to 8 December 2017.
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.lyon.fr/