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Project: Led-based intelligent street lighting for energy saving

Acronym: LITES
Main Objective:
The main objective of the LITES project is to prove in real life experimentation that intelligent street lighting using solid-state lights LED drastically reduces energy consumption. The lighting service delivered is compliant with road classes CE2-CE5, S- and A- according to the standard of EN13201 That means that our device can be installed in secondary street, commercial access, allotment, pedestrian way, cycle track. It is compliant with all electric standards for luminaires general requirements and tests as well. The core element of the solution is the dimming of the lamp depending on the environment; a set of embedded sensors measures ambient light, temperature, current, and detect motion. Output data of sensors is then processed by the embedded intelligence allowing optimum regulation of light levels. The members within the consortium have been carefully selected to cover the entire value-chain of the project and the standardisation as well. They are all convinced about the prosperous future for this technology, its significant energy saving potential up to 70 %, environmental and economical benefits and the increased level of traffic safety for the public.
Reference: 238916
Funding: EU/FP7
Start Date: 01-12-2009
End Date: 01-05-2012
Team: Luis Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves, Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, Dinis Gomes de Magalhaes dos Santos, António Ferreira Pereira de Melo
Groups: Integrated Circuits – Av
Local Coordinator: Luis Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves

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