World premiere DOLL intelligent streetlights

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Albertslund

22.09.2014

Producer Anders Kongshaug, vnr.TV
Length: 02:33

SOURCE: ALBERTSLUND/VNR.TV

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​ WORLD PREMIERE ON THE FUTURE OF STREET LIGHTS

STORY

There is world premiere on the future of street lights in Albertslund, Denmark.

In the future will streetlight be turned down to 20%, when there is no movements on the street. The

light will go to 100% again, as you drive, run, walk or bike by the lampposts. And go down to 20%

again.

In the 40.000 people municipal of Albertslund, that is part of the bigger Copenhagen area, are

world history made. 10 km of “intelligent” streetlights have just been set up and will save the

municipal up to 85% of the expenses for streetlights.

You do not feel any differences as you drive, says Kim Brostrøm, Technical Director of DOLL €

Gate 21.

Technicians can also control all the streetlight from his Ipad.

The project Doll & Gate 21 is the largest lab for intelligent streetlight in the world. Never before in

the world has so many international producers of streetlights joined forces with technical research

institutes and municipalities.

The project just started, but the municipal of Albertslund will set up 8.000 intelligent lampposts

within  2 years and all of Denmark will set up 200.000 lampposts within the next 4-5 years.

The streetlights of the western world will be changed within the next 10 years.

Today 20% of all CO2 emissions comes from street lighting.

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SHOTLIST

1. DRONE OF CAR DRIVING ON THE ROAD WHILE STREETLIGHTS TURNS ON AS IS

DRIVES FORWARD.

2. CAR DRIVES AND A STREETLIGHT TURNS ON TO 100%.

3. DRONE OF CAR DRIVING AND STREETLIGHTS TURNS ON .

4. DRONE FOLLOWS CAR DRIVING IN THE NIGHT IN NORMAL LIGHTS.

5. INTERVIEW INSIDE CAR  WITH IN MOTION TECHNICAL CHIEF DOLL&GATE21:

INTERVIEW KIM BROSTRØM, TECHNICAL CHIEF DOLL&GATE21:

“The interesting thing is, that when we drive with our car the lightpoles, they light up to 100%

and as the driver you do not have the experience, that you actually now are driving in some

kind of a lightbox.  So. It is an interesting technology with a lot of potentials and a lot of

possibilities of energy saving”.

6. CONTROL ROOM OF DOLL. KIM BROSTRØM ARE STANDING AT THE BIG SCREEN

CONTROLLING EVERYTHING WITH AN IPAD.

7. CLOSE-UP IPAD.

8. ​INTERVIEW KIM BORSMANN, DIRECTOR INTERNET & EVERYTHING, CISCO.:

“Doll itself is a unique experiment. When in a very unique way outdoor light ventures are being

brought together in one geographical scope and on to one network. That simply hasn’t happen

any where in the world before”.

9. DRONE – OF RUNNER, THAT RUNS WHILE LIGHT POLES LIGHTS UP IN FRONT OF HIM.

10. WALKING MAN. LIGHT POLE TURNS ON AS HE PASS

11. DRONE. LIGHTPOLES TURNS ON AS IT FLY OVER THE WALKING PATH

12. BYCYCLE IN THE NIGHT. LIGHT POLES TURNS ON AS THE BIKE GETS CLOSER.

13. WORLD-PREMIER COUNT-DOWN BY  LORD MAYOR OF ALBERTSLUND STEEN

CHRISTIANSEN OG DIRECTOR MARTINE DE REGGE, LUCI – THE  INTERNATIONAL

LIGHT ORGANISATION

AN OLD FILM COUNTDOWN STARTS FROM 4,3,2,1 AND THEY PUSH A BIG BUTTON AND

ALL THE LIGHTS IN THE STREETS GOES ON – ILLUSTRATED ON A SCREEN BEHIND

THEME.

14. INTERVIEW LORD MAYOR OF ALBERTSLUND STEEN CHRISTIANSEN:

15. “Well I feel, that we are making a huge step into the future and we are trying to go the edge of

the future, in order to develop solutions, that we don’t see today, but we know, that we need for

tomorrow.  That is why we have a partnership with the research area, the business and with the

cities around the Copenhagen area. We want to go tot the edge of the future”.

16. DRONE. CAR DRIVES AND LIGHT-POLES TURNS ON UP IN FRONT AND TURNS DOWN

BEHIND THE CAR.

17. DRONE FLYNG ALONG CAR ON A STREET IN NIGHT (NO CHANGE OF LIGHTS).

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World premiere on the future of street lights

 

The world’s biggest laboratory for intelligent street lighting premieres this month in

Albertslund, near Copenhagen.

In the future, street lighting will decrease to 0% when there is no car on the road. The lighting

around a vehicle will reach 100% when the car drives by, and thereafter decrease to 20% when the

vehicle has passed.

For the first time

It is the first time ever that corporations, research institutions and a municipality work together on

such a large scale to bring the future of urban living closer. 18 of the world’s largest street light

producers have built the newest street lights over a 10 km network of roads.

“It is the first time in the world, that you see this collaboration happening”, says Bass Boorsma,

Director of Cisco.

Albertslund in Denmark will be the first municipality in the world to save up to 85% on their budget

for street lighting, which in turn will save the municipality millions of tax-money.

“This is money, that we will be able to use for other construction projects such as schools and

roads,” explains Steen Christiansen, the Mayor or Albertslund.

What is the tech behind the new street light system?

More censor-systems

There are various censors: Above the bike paths a censor (Luminex) makes the street lights light

up 2-3 street lights ahead, and turns them off again after 3 minutes. The municipality technicians

can, through an app, control each individual light as well.

Another camera-censor (Philips) ensures that the lights do not turn on if only an animal appears.

Finally, as in many other cities, a censor at the traffic lights controls the street light intensity.

The big control tower has been abolished

Street lights are no longer controlled by a big control tower. They are now controlled in a high-tech

office connected to all the organisations involved.

Through a big screen and an iPad, chief of technology Kim Brostrøm has control of all street lights

in Albertslund; he can even control them in his car driving home.

“When you drive like me now, you do not see that the light is turned down further ahead so it does

not bother your driving” says Kim Bostrøm, chief of technology DOLL & Gate21 as he drives home.

No use of energy and safety

Several other cities around the world are poised to introduce the new street lights, some of which

are driven by solar energy and wind power.

Kim Brostrøm, chief of technology DOLL & Gate21, believes that being a part of the first step

towards developing the intelligent cities of tomorrow is a truly exceptional experience.

Street lighting in the present day is responsible for 20% of CO2 emissions.

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For further info:

Lene Ulsted Carlsen, Communication Gate 21, Tel.: +45 4368 3428, M.: +45 4016 1526,

lene.ulsted.carlsen@gate21.dk

www.gate21.dk

Katrine Dahl Clement, Communication Albertslund Municipal K

Tel.: +45 43 68 67 45, M.: +45 22 81 66 69.

katrine.clement@albertslund.dk

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If Any questions, please call me on +45 23103058

Yours Sincerely

Anders Kongshaug

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