SSLerate project moves forward on human-centric smart lighting
The EU FP7 SSL-erate project aims to accelerate the uptake of high-quality Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology in Europe by means of open innovation and by bringing validated information to all relevant stakeholders.
Studies conducted by SSL-erate in the past year have explored some of the benefits that smart human-centric lighting can have for a city and how they can align with a city’s goals of becoming a more sustainable and attractive place to live work and visit.
See the report on the effect of lighting on health and well-being in smart cities.
The onset and uptake of LEDs in cities, combined with new smart technologies, means that many new advanced possibilities are available for urban lighting professionals. The project seeks to highlight new user values: better lighting, smart lighting and human centric lighting. These new possibilities and advanced smart systems also means that procurement is becoming much more complex and cities need more competencies to deal with this. SSLerate thus aims to develop tools to help cities deal with these issues and implement smart urban lighting.
Coordinated by TNO, the project involves 24 partners representing public authorities such as the cities of Stavanger, Bassano del Grappa, Malmö and Eindhoven, along with the lighting industry and research organisations. LUCI is one of the communication partners in the project which is co-funded by the European Commission as part of the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. See a video on the project here
More information on http://lightingforpeople.eu