EDISON: Bringing the past into the future
The EDISON Pilot Actions will demonstrate, under real operational conditions, that a smart lighting system improves energy efficiency, reduces CO2 emissions and encourages the use of small-scale renewable energy sources in public buildings (e. g. schools, museums, administrative offices, hospitals, etc.).
The project is based on the use of Solid State Lamps (SSLs) combined with a particular method of providing power to them, in order to realize a Smart Energy Platform (SEP). The SEP accommodates advanced ICT components and systems (e.g. smart metering, power electronics, mechanical/electrical sensors and actuators, etc.), designed to directly contribute to reducing energy losses and consumption in building lighting.
EDISON solution integrates a fine-grained sensors and control network in the lighting building infrastructure, powered by low voltage DC- LED. This approach permits to obtain more than 60% reduction in ongoing electricity lighting costs, and reduces building maintenance costs as well. The capabilities of the proposed system allows facility managers to optimize their energy conservation strategies such as: dimming, daylight harvesting, demand response, peak reduction and activity sensing, by controlling non-critical lighting in a premise without disturbing its occupants.
There will be 7 European pilot sites in 3 different countries implemented, in public body buildings, using energy efficient SSLs and optimizing all efficiency factors to generate a significant energy saving.
This efficient energy saving solution will be tested in real life and validated during one year.
The goal of the experimental actions is to validate the effectiveness of the proposed ICT solution for smart lighting and to serve as a showcase, in order to facilitate their wider uptake and replication.