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Shanghai receives lighting facelift

The new lighting is expected to save the city 50-70 per cent of its annual lighting costs when compared to previous areas lit by conventional lighting

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Nanpu Bridge is one of the Shanghai bridges illuminated by the Signify connected lighting system
Nanpu Bridge is one of the Shanghai bridges illuminated by the Signify connected lighting system

Three bridges and more than 40 buildings in Shanghai’s financial and tourist districts have been transformed using connected architectural lighting.

 

According to Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, the “lighting facelift” is the largest ever implementation it has undertaken of this kind and involves more than 50,000 connected light points stretching 1.2km along the city’s iconic waterfront.

 

Energy-efficiency

 

"The upgraded lighting system helps demonstrate Shanghai’s cultural heritage in a more vivid way, creating impressive night scenes in an energy efficient way,” said John Wang, president of Greater China, SVP, Signify.

 

“It is an honour for us to illuminate Shanghai’s landscape with our connected lighting which can give municipalities control and real-time information on the performance of individual light points. In the future, this information could be input into smart city dashboards to give planners a 360-degree view of their smart city assets as China transforms its cities to be more efficient and livable.”

 

Signify said it is committed to helping Chinese cities to develop more eco-friendly business and tourist landmarks by using connected LED lighting to lower energy use and reduce operating costs. The new lighting is expected to save the city 50-70 per cent of its annual lighting costs when compared to previous areas lit by conventional lighting.

"This information could be input into smart city dashboards to give planners a 360-degree view of their smart city assets as China transforms its cities to be more efficient and livable”

Located in the Yangtze River Delta in China, Shanghai is a major financial and transport hub with the world’s busiest container port and has grown to be China’s second largest city by population.

 

The Philips luminaires that Signify has installed illuminate buildings along the waterfront as well as the Yangpu, Nanpu and Xupu bridges. Signify’s Interact Landmark system is being used to control and manage lighting on building rooftops and the three bridges.

 

Interact Landmark provides dynamic lighting where each luminaire can be remotely monitored and controlled individually or in groups to create unique, dynamic night scenes on weekdays, weekends or holidays.

 

Also, a late-night mode can be switched on to facilitate energy saving and further extend the life of the lights. Furthermore, the Interact Landmark system is used to detect and manage faults, improve asset management and thereby reduce costs.

 

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