Light, learning & data

In the last couple of weeks, LED lights have been set on Svebølle Skole’s facade and concrete bench, some of which have built-in LED lights. The installations will be used in the school’s education, enabling teachers and students to try to program the light on the site, which can also be programmed to respond to people’s pulses on the site and to data from the traffic.

The project also includes a completely new concept, where the lights at the pedestrian crossing in front of the school light up more when pedestrians have to pass.

The solutions came to shape after an ​​open workshop last autumn, at Svebølle Hall, where the participants came with many good inputs for the project – udeas for how the project could improve road safety and how it should make the space in front of the school more exciting and attractive. An important point from the workshop was that the pupils should be involved in the use of the light to communicate with, thus involving both light and data in Svebølle School’s teaching.

The project has been carried out by Kalundborg Municipality in collaboration with, among others, Svebølle School, Gammelrand Beton a / s, architect Martin Freeman (Lone Backs Architects) and lighting designer Victor Suenson (Exlumi Consulting).

The light will be switched off at night, and in the late evening hours, and early morning hours, it is significantly dimmed. The project is the result of  Kalunmdborg’s participation in the Lighting Metropolis innovation project, with the support of Interreg ØKS.

Young locals enjoying the everchanging colour patterns on their school facade.


The concrete benches are also part of the new programmable light, and each are connected with the server and can be integrated in the overall program.


A small storage room behind hte facade contains the backend hardware & software that run the new lighting show.
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