Published on 21 Sep 2017

Light control reinvented: control the darkness – Results of the ITEA project PRO-HEAL

The most efficient LED light only turns on when needed. In fact one could say: “It’s important to control the darkness”. But how do you control the lights, without a complex and expensive system? Chess Wise, a founding partner of PRO-HEAL project coordinator DevLab, aims at replacing the traditional wired systems by a wireless light control solution.

The ITEA project PRO-HEAL (Automated Self Protection and Self-Healing Software Solution), which ran successfully from January 2014 to June 2017, included partners from the Netherlands and South Korea. The project focussed on implementing self-management into the existing IoT devices, services and application domains.

One of the key outcomes of the PRO-HEAL project for Chess Wise was the development of MyriaMesh Light Control, an extremely scalable, resilient, self-organising and self-healing wireless mesh network for large LED Lighting systems.

MyriaMesh Light Control uses smart light control components like drivers, controllers, sensors and switches and is developed to be applied with any make and type lighting fixture. Without the use of cables, light control is fully integrated with LED lights. All components automatically form a strong mesh network. The wireless network software enables remote management of the Smart LED Lighting system for As-a-Service business models.

MyriaMesh Light Control is already being used in both commercial real estate and industrial projects, (in cooperation with Trilux, Dietal and Luminext):

  • A self-adapting & -configuring smart lighting pilot was installed at the Medical Center Library of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, replacing the conventional lighting by LED switching and dimming based on presence of people and daylights harvesting. With 900 hours of sunlight during office hours lights are dimmed in the sunny Education Center of Erasmus Medical Center. A total of 75% energy savings is obtained.

  • In June 2017, a first solution for smart lighting in chemical environments was implemented at a fertilizer factory building at the DSM – Chemelot chemical campus (Geleen, the Netherlands), replacing the 24h continuous burning conventional lights (conventional light switching is not allowed in these explosive sensitive areas). With energy savings of around 80% to 90%, this solution will significantly reduce energy costs and reduce the amount of light significantly at night for the people living in the neighbourhood. Not only is this solution applicable to the chemical and petro-chemical industry but also to retrofit offices, school buildings, shops and warehouses.

 

Medical Center Library of the Erasmus University DSM-Chemelot chemical campus

(Picture left) Erasmus Medical Center library - (Picture right) Chemelot plant

MyriaMesh is running for the Accenture Innovation Awards that will be handed over on 27 October 2017 in Utrecht.

 

More information can be found on www.chess-wise.eu


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