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Jyväskylä - The City of Light
Welcome to Jyväskylä, a city of light!
Jyväskylä is a pioneer in urban lighting, and is an inspiration to other towns and cities both in Finland and further afield. Jyväskylä invests plentiful resources not only in the energy efficiency and safety of urban lighting but in its aesthetic features. This is because lighting plays an important role in enhancing the pleasantness and quality of life in towns and cities.
And making lighting an integral part of urban planning and infrastructure is one of Jyväskylä's strengths when it comes to creating and maintaining a pleasant and safe environment.
New permanent lighting is continually being added, and existing lighting is carefully maintained. As part of this, street lighting technology is currently being updated from traditional lighting to LED lighting in many parts of the city. The City of Light projects also involve advising companies, property managers and other operators in various matters related to lighting design and implementation.
This year's City of Light festival is Jyväskylä's fourteenth. From 26 to 28 September, dozens of light installations will adorn the town and many light-themed programmes will be on offer. More information on the event can be found here.