The City of Vilnius delivers a guidebook of lighting design standards
Lighting design is an important aspect of urban planning that can greatly impact the safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of a city.
Therefore, a guidebook of lighting design standards for Vilnius city has been published to prioritize pedestrians and create a balanced, sustainable, and attractive urban environment after dark.
These standards cover various principles of lighting design, including lighting primarily for pedestrians, balanced lighting of urban architectural elements, illuminated shop windows and ground floors of buildings, the intensity of lighting of facades in the urban context, warm spectrum lighting, lighting without light pollution, balanced lighting of advertisements in the city, festive lighting in the city, and lighting that creates urban identity.
The guidebook comprises eight topics with specific rules how to design lighting. It includes pedestrian and bicycle paths, motorways, bridges, tunnels and underpasses, architectural objects, public squares and green zones, parks and advertisements. In combination of lighting criteria such as public space and traffic security, visual and aesthetic comfort, economical and environmental sustainability and biodiversity.
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