Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has collaborated with Philips Lighting to launch a pilot project using an intelligent lighting system.

The project aims to identify the benefits to road users of implementing the Intelligent Pedestrian and Cycling Track Lighting System at Jumeirah Corniche.

The system adjusts the luminary level to suits the needs and movement of road users.

Traffic and Roads Agency CEO Maitha bin Adai said: “The system uses specialised sensors that monitor the traffic movement on the road and controls the light intensity.

“It communicates and sets the nearby lighting poles ready for the passage of road users. Thus, it contributes to power saving and at the same time ensures a safe lighting level for pedestrians and road users.”

“The system uses specialised sensors that monitor the traffic movement on the road and controls the light intensity.”

According to provisional readings obtained by RTA, the pilot project revealed 40% savings, in addition to the savings of LED technology.

When compared to the power consumed by conventional lighting, the saving is set to increase from 70% to 80%. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Bin Adai further added: “The visit was made in the context of the MoU signed between RTA and Philips Lighting in May 2017 that calls for building a strategic partnership in scientific research. It called specifically for reviewing the latest technologies of street lights, architectural lighting and smart systems for city development.

“The cooperation through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in scientific and research fields contributes to the pioneering efforts, and realises the government’s vision for innovation and envisioning the future.”

The pilot project follows a visit by an RTA delegation to Philips Lighting’s Outdoor Lighting Applications Centre (OLAC) in Leon, France, to keep up with the latest trends and intelligent lighting technologies developed by the company.