Innovative LED lighting: results from the ILLUMINATE project

Read about the achievements of 7 pilots deployed in the ILLUMINATE project with a quick overview of the results achieved: on average 60% energy saved!

The use of Solid State Lighting technology Solid-State Lighting (SSL) (type of lighting that uses semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as sources of illumination) is still problematic when light quality is a requirement that can not be compromised, as in high-quality urban areas or in buildings hosting exhibitions and museums. In these scenarios, illumination is part of the environment, interacts with the architecture and participates in creating the special atmosphere which makes the place entertaining and unique.

The ILLUMINATE project started as a demonstration project to test standardised solutions able to meet the specific needs of such environments, which go beyond energy efficiency concerns. A network of cities and exhibition buildings across Europe were selected to study, deploy, demonstrate and assess a widely applicable approach to Solid State Lighting (SSL) adoption, which can be easily replicated.