When the path is empty, Parkathon only emits a discreet indication light, to save energy and prevent light pollution.

When the path is empty, Parkathon only emits a discreet indication light, to save energy and prevent light pollution.

Parkathon automatically lights up when a runner approaches.

Parkathon automatically lights up when a runner approaches.

Parkathon, my thesis project, is a bollard light for parks where there are many runners at night. To avoid disturbing the surroundings with unnecessary light, Parkathon has an active and a passive state. In the passive state, only a small area in front of the bollard is lit up, but when a runner comes along,  a motion sensor is activated and light two long range LEDs, lighting up the path, and creating the best possible light for the runner, but without glaring the runners night vision. Parkathon is solar powered, and uses a mere 5w at maximum output, due to high efficiency OLEDs.
 

Tests of the placement and power of the LEDs was performed out in a forest, to get a correct result.

Tests of the placement and power of the LEDs was performed out in a forest, to get a correct result.

The diagram shows the amount of lux for every meter away from the bollard.

The diagram shows the amount of lux for every meter away from the bollard.

All electronic parkts are kept within a closed changeable unit, making it easy to fix broken bollards, and doing electronic work off-site.

All electronic parkts are kept within a closed changeable unit, making it easy to fix broken bollards, and doing electronic work off-site.

Parkathon is ideal for stretching after a good run.

Parkathon is ideal for stretching after a good run.

Compared to other normal lightpoles and bollards, Parkathon is quite small, but powerful.

Compared to other normal lightpoles and bollards, Parkathon is quite small, but powerful.