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Energy Efficient and Intelligent Lighting Systems (ENLIGHT)
Start date: Apr 1, 2011, End date: Mar 1, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The lighting industry is currently going through a radical transformation, driven by both the rapid progress of Solid State Lighting (SSL) and semiconductors technologies, and the changing societal needs like sustainability, energy efficiency and CO2 reduction.Therefore, we have to adapt rapidly by collaborating in a supportive open-innovation eco-system, which can drive research and development to serve the new business needs.The potential of LED lighting (novel form factors, intelligence) have to be employed to address people’s needs and to enhance people’s life.The main goal of the project EnLight – Energy Efficient and Intelligent Lighting Systems – is to exploit the full potential of Solid State Lighting through breakthrough innovations in non-conventional, energy efficient, and intelligent lighting systems, far beyond retrofit applications.The major innovations of EnLight will cover three levels:1) Solutions: user needs, ensuring full interoperability and integration, enabling market introduction of intelligent lighting control solutions by using optimally the LED specific capabilities.2) Systems: focus on system integration, interoperability and costs, i.e. task and activity sensors, sensing algorithms, interface architecture, for intelligent lighting systems, including non-conventional luminaires.3) Components: focus on the optimal utilization and integration of LEDs, optics, heat management and electronics and controls into modules, to achieve higher energy efficient LED engines and modules.EnLight brings together a complete value chain on lighting from semiconductors industry, sensor manufacturers, IC, SW/HW developers, and knowledge institutes, up to luminaire makers and utility providers. Together with Philips and Osram, the EnLight consortium is able to bring the best lighting solution forward, fit for a quick uptake by the many SME luminaire manufacturers in Europe. The project will strengthen Europe’s leading position in the lighting industry.

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