No lights on the roads in the City of Light

No lights around city of light
Photo credit: Achief foto Rijkswaterstaat

The province of North Brabant has called off the purchase of 6500 energy-efficient street lights from Belgium. This is partly due to the actions of the Eindhoven-based Signify (formerly Philips Lightning) .

Eindhovens Dagblad has reported this. The tender for the Belgian lamps caused a stir because according to several companies there would be a conflict of interest. The province would favour the Belgian manufacturer of the lamps, Schréder. Signify instituted summary proceedings. However, the province decided to re-run the tender. So the case was dropped.

For now, there will be no lamps on the roads at all. Both Signify and the Belgian company refuse to comment.


Translation: Chaitali Sengupta, who also gives online INBURGERING classes.

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