The Danish energy company SEAS-NVE and Kalundborg municipality in Denmark set up a project in which a combined foot and cycle path was equipped with motion sensor lighting. The purpose of the projects was energy optimisation and the control of street lighting with a focus on road safety and comfort. The objective was to investigate whether intelligent street lighting would in practice lead to energy savings and flexibility, without citizens experiencing impaired conditions as to road safety and comfort.
The results of the project showed better lighting, more safety and less CO2 emissions and a considerable energysaving of 74 procent. Sensor lighting was also recommended as a good alternative to switching lights off or dimming lights and that sensors are a technical element that should be part of the checklist for major renovation projects and establishment of new facilities.
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SVEAS-NVE – April 2015