Terhills Holiday Village The Terhills Resort in Belgium was built on an abandoned coal mine that had transformed naturally into a green oasis over time. The holiday village was designed with sustainability in mind; the 250 cottages are made from sustainable materials, almost half of the resort’s energy is produced by solar panels, and cars are not allowed in to favour pedestrians and cyclists. The lighting in the reserve was carefully chosen to balance the needs of guests and nature, with Schréder TECEO luminaires fitted with amber LEDs chosen to ensure perfect visibility without disturbing the nocturnal habits of the wildlife.
It is therefore essential to adopt the right lighting solutions that minimise the impact on our environment and protect flora and fauna. At Schréder, we are convinced that a more responsible lighting has the potential to preserve the environment. In this context, the use of environmentally-friendly lighting technologies such as LED luminaires and motion sensors can go a long way towards reducing light pollution and preserving the natural ecosystem. In addition, the strategic positioning of light sources can make a significant difference, as can the choice of the right colour temperature.
With these considerations in mind, we have developed two systems, PureNight and FlexiWhite, that incorporate all of these approaches to provide wildlife-friendly lighting solutions. With the right luminaire design, photometry, colour temperature and dimming scenarios, Schréder protects wildlife and contributes to the preservation of our natural ecosystems.
11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage. 15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.
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