Plugwise participates in the development of 'the light of the future'.Fri, 2011-09-23 11:45
In conjunction with 30 other European companies and academic institutions Plugwise has started participating in an innovative lighting project: ENLIGHT. Enlight is a three-year program which is partly funded by the ENIAC joint undertaking and the ENIAC member states and aims to exploit the full potential of LED-based lighting through breakthrough innovations in integrated lighting solutions. By building on European leadership in semiconductor and lighting technologies ENLIGHT will shape the development of the lighting market of the future.
The makeup of the consortium is well balanced. Besides academic institutions, semiconductor manufacturers, a utility company, innovative medium and small-sized enterprises and two of the largest lighting industry players, Philips and Osram, are part of ENLIGHT-project.
One of the objectives of the ENLIGHT-project is developing compact and efficient electronics, drivers and controls which combined will lead to optimised LED-modules. This will maximise the impact of LED and also the intelligent lighting systems should bring new solutions and possibilities to market which would not be feasible with conventional lighting technology. These new intelligent lighting systems should reduce energy usage by 20%. ENLIGHT will therefore be the basis for `The light of the future'.
Plugwise will be taking part in several working parties such as `system architecture', `intelligent lighting systems' and `validation and demonstration'. Not only will Plugwise provide its soft and hardware but also its expertise in the field of communication and data analysis. Plugwise will eventually be a component in the new standard for lighting system solutions and products.
The EnLight consortium consists of the following parties:
Advanced Research Technology Group srl, Italy
Applied Micro Electronics "AME" BV, Netherlands
Besi Semiconductor Industries N.V., Netherlands
BJB GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique - Leti, France
Eagle Vision Systems bv, Netherlands
Enel Distribuzione S.p.A., Italy
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany, with its institutes ENAS, IIS/EAS and IZM
Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
I-NRG B.V., Netherlands
Insta Elektro GmbH, Germany
NXP Semiconductors GA GmbH, Germany
NXP Semiconductors France
Osram GmbH, Germany
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Philips Lighting B.V., Netherlands
PKC Electronics Oy, Finland
Plugwise B.V., Netherlands
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule, Germany
Rockwool France SAS – Rockfon
TNO Science and Industry, Netherlands
University of Perugia, Italy
University of Technology Delft, Netherlands
University of Technology Eindhoven, Netherlands
Uppsala University, Sweden
Valopaa Ltd., Finland
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Intermediate developments in the ENLIGHT-project will be communicated through press releases or on the website.
You may request more information regarding the participation of Plugwise in the ENLIGHT-project from the Plugwise marketing department at email@example.com.
The ENLIGHT website contains more information about this project. (www.enlight-project.eu)
You can find information on Plugwise’s products and services on the website. (www.plugwise.com)