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Motion-based street lighting management: Diotech´s pilot project in cooperation with Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Tallinn Municipal Engineering Services Department was successfully concluded.

The pilot project implemented in cooperation with TalTech and Tallinn Municipal Engineering Services Department shows that motion based control systems are worth implementing as an integral part of a comprehensive street lighting management and control system.

Diotech undertook the pilot project at the request of the Tallinn Municipal Engineering Services Department to test the street-lighting control system in Suur-Sõjamäe, Tallinn; and to analyze the validity of the implementation of mobility management systems in comparison with both static control systems and installations without dimming functionalities.

Diotech delivered the Comlight-based management system; monitored the functioning of the installation during the test period; and composed the pilot project’s technical report. 

The statement and conclusions presented in the final report were reviewed by the Expert Group of the Institute of Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics of TalTech.

After analyzing the data of the annual observation period for the Suur-Sõjamäe pilot project, the following can be briefly concluded: 
• In case of skilful planning, the implementation of motion-based street lighting management systems is justified both for economic profitability and road safety; 
• There are reliable technologies on the market for widespread use of motion based  street lighting management; 
• There are still a number of bottlenecks in street lighting standards and requirements, which should be amended as a prerequisite for a wider application of mobility management systems.

In summary, the pilot project proves that the implementation of motion-based street lighting management systems can be technically viable. At the same time, by combining static and moving street lighting control systems as an integrated system, local governments (including Tallinn City, for example) can achieve both significant savings in electricity and increase road safety.

More detailed results can be found in the downloadable final report written in Estonian (see the link below).

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