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GLOW is the largest and longest running light festival in the Netherlands. This year GLOW can be visited in Eindhoven from November 12 to 19. After two "special" years, the 17th edition promises to be like before, with new high-profile and innovative works and the by visitors very popular joint route. Along this route are 33 light artworks by artists from home and abroad.
The works of light art are connected by a walking route. The route is about five kilometers long and will take you about three hours to walk it all the way.
GLOW is the largest and longest running light festival in the Netherlands. The first edition in 2006 already attracted about 45,000 visitors. Over the years, the festival grew to a record number of about 770,000 visitors in 2019. This puts GLOW in the top 5 best visited light art festivals in the world.
GLOW has 33 works of light art this year. These use in 9 days (8 days + 1 dress rehearsal night) together 5000 kWh of electricity. In addition, the organization (think of temporary accommodations for crew, testing, etc.) consumes 2000 kWh of electricity.
Because we also respond to the call of the European Union to save at least 10% energy this year, GLOW switches off the lights one hour earlier from Monday to Thursday. Namely at 22:00 instead of 23:00. With this we save 500 kWh.
All together, the total energy consumption is thus 6500 kWh. That is comparable to the average consumption of about 100 Dutch households in the same 9 days. GLOW is a foundation, which means that we are responsible for the (extra) costs of this consumption.