12th November 2019 – Brussels, Belgium.

An EU-funded initiative has investigated the use of wireless connectivity in emerging solid-state lighting systems. This rapidly evolving technology is expected to experience dynamic growth over the coming decades, due to the paradigm shift brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT).

Daylight plays a critical role in human health, wellbeing and productivity. However, three quarters of the European population now live in cities, with rapid urbanisation and increased population density leading to high-rise buildings that reduce access to daylight.

The EU-funded ELLIOT project addressed this challenge by developing an ecosystem of interconnected and standardised spectrally-tuneable lighting devices that reproduce natural daylight, including changes over the course of a day. ”This is the first cost-effective technology that can emulate any light spectrum; even sunlight can be perfectly mimicked in interior and daylight-deprived spaces,” says Dr Josep Carreras, project coordinator and founder and CTO of Ledmotive Technologies.

For more information: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211113/reporting/en