July 31, 2014

New system to optimize public lighting power consumption

Researchers at UPM, in collaboration with UPCO, have designed a new regulation system of light flow for public lighting achieving a significant energy saving and the consequent reduction of economic and environmental costs.

In order to meet the requirements of the latest energy efficiency of public lighting regulation, researchers from the School of Industrial Engineers of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), in collaboration with the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, have designed an energy regulation system based on the combination of diverse electromagnetic elements. This system is able to efficiently reduce the luminous flux of lamps by reducing the voltage.