Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a pilot project with Philips Lighting to assess the benefits of implementing an intelligent pedestrian and cycle track lighting system at Jumeirah Corniche. The system adapts lighting levels to the need and movement of road users.
The system uses specialised sensors that monitor the traffic movement on the road and controls the light intensity, communicating with the nearby lighting poles and setting the illumination levels appropriately for the passage of users.
Provisional results indicate savings as much as 40 percent over non-intelligent LED technology and 70-80 percent over conventional lighting.
An RTA delegation has also visited Philips Lighting’s Outdoor Lighting Applications Center (OLAC) at Leon, France, to see the latest lighting technologies developed by Philips. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA, said “cooperation through public-private partnerships (PPP) in scientific and research fields contributes to pioneering efforts, and realises the government’s vision for innovation and envisioning the future.”
RTA and Philips Lighting signed a MoU signed in May 2017 for a strategic partnership in scientific research. This specifically refers to assessment of the latest technologies of street lights, architectural lighting and smart systems for city development.