Schréder - Sustainability Report 2022


II. Dark Sky Protecting dark skies is vital for the environment, wildlife and human health. Light pollution can disrupt natural rhythms and harm wildlife by disrupting migration patterns and breeding habits. It can also lead to sleep disturbance and other health problems in humans. In addition, light pollution wastes energy and contributes to carbon emissions. At Schréder, we understand the importance of preserving dark skies, which is why we specialise in urban lighting solutions that minimise light pollution. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is the recognised authority on light pollution. It provides tools, resources and a certification programme for industries and businesses that want to reduce light pollution. Many of our products are certified by the IDA to meet strict environmental standards.

Bishop’s University Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, chose Schréder’s STYLAGE LED lanterns to upgrade its existing lighting system while respecting the campus’ architectural style and natural surroundings. The lanterns have a flat glass optic that prevents upward light spill, reduces light pollution and is Dark Sky compliant . They are fitted with pure amber LEDs to create a pleasant space for students and staff to move around safely after dark, while minimising energy consumption.

From ski resorts to urban centres, we have developed lighting systems that respect the night and biodiversity. Our PureNight system is the next step in the fight against light pollution, offering innovative luminaires and accessories that comply with local regulations. By reducing light pollution we can create a better quality of life for all and ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty of the night sky.


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