European collaboration project to develop technology breakthroughs for integrated and intelligent LED lighting solutions | Jul 4, 2011 - Press - EnLight project

Energy efficient and intelligent lighting systems

European collaboration project to develop technology breakthroughs for integrated and intelligent LED lighting solutions

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Jul 4, 2011

Eindhoven, Netherlands – A group of 30 leading European companies and academic institutions today announced that they are working together in the newly established project “ENLIGHT”, a three-year program which is partly funded by the ENIAC Joint Undertaking and the ENIAC member States. Partners include companies throughout the lighting value chain, including universities and research centers (see list below).

The ENLIGHT project aims to exploit the full potential of LED-based lighting through breakthrough innovations in integrated lighting solutions beyond retrofit applications. This includes intelligent lighting systems. The aim is to further reduce energy consumption by up to an additional 40% compared to today’s LED systems.

One of the targets of the ENLIGHT project is to develop more compact and efficient lighting electronics, drivers and controls, which together will lead to optimized LED modules. In addition, developments will be aimed at maximizing the impact of LED by improving its energy efficiency and lowering the system costs involved. Finally, ENLIGHT will optimize intelligent systems, which, in combination with advanced sensors and controls, will fuel new applications, solutions and market uptake.

Targeted breakthroughs
The future of both domestic and professional lighting lies in leveraging the intrinsic benefits of LED technology. This will lead to new lighting solutions which are not possible with conventional lighting technology. By building on Europe’s leadership in semiconductor and lighting technology, ENLIGHT will further help to shape the lighting market in the years ahead.

Partners include companies representing all aspects of the lighting value chain. The consortium is well balanced, including two of the largest lighting industry players, prominent EU knowledge institutions, semiconductor manufacturers, a utility company and innovative medium-sized and small enterprises.

About the ENIAC Joint Undertaking
The ENIAC Joint Undertaking (JU) is a public-private partnership focusing on nanoelectronics that brings together the ENIAC member States, the European Union, and AENEAS (an association representing European R&D actors in this field). For more information see

ENLIGHT Consortium:
Advanced Research Technology Group srl, Italy
Applied Micro Electronics "AME" BV, Netherlands
Besi Semiconductor Industries N.V., Netherlands
BJB GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique - Leti, France
Eagle Vision Systems bv, Netherlands
Enel Distribuzione S.p.A., Italy
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany, with its institutes ENAS, IIS/EAS and IZM
Helvar, Finland
Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
I-NRG B.V., Netherlands
Insta Elektro GmbH, Germany
Legrand, France
NXP Semiconductors GA GmbH, Germany
NXP Semiconductors France
Osram GmbH, Germany
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Philips Lighting B.V., Netherlands
PKC Electronics Oy, Finland
Plugwise B.V., Netherlands
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule, Germany
Rockwool France SAS – Rockfon
ThereCorporation, Finland
TNO Science and Industry, Netherlands
University of Perugia, Italy
University of Technology Delft, Netherlands
University of Technology Eindhoven, Netherlands
Uppsala University, Sweden
Valopaa Ltd., Finland
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

For more information, please contact:
Jeannet Harpe, on behalf of the consortium
Philips Lighting, Phone: +31 40 27 56299

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