CityVerve is an exciting project based in the city of Manchester that aims to build and deliver a smarter, more connected Manchester. The end goal being the creation of a city that utilises pioneering Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and connected solutions to meet the complex needs of its people.
Backed by a consortium of 21 partners including BT, Cisco and the UK Government, CityVerve is bringing together some of the most innovative companies and brightest minds from across the world. The technologies and solutions that are being integrated into Manchester are not just for Manchester alone, CityVerve hopes that this project becomes a blueprint for smart cities worldwide.
Holophane recently were involved in one such project to bring smart lighting to Manchester’s carparks. As part of a collaboration, including Cisco and Tvilight, Holophane supplied the award winning V-MAX luminaire as part of the intelligent integrated lighting solution.
The system automatically dims the entire lighting installation at night when there are no pedestrians in the car parks helping to save energy. Once a pedestrian is detected by one of the sensors, fitted to the lighting columns, the light levels raises on the fittings nearest of the pedestrian and then follows them in what is referred to as a ‘bubble of light’.
This is a great example of an intelligent solution benefitting both city and the public. On one side the local authority is saving money in reduced energy costs but also ensuring the public feels safe when walking around Manchester’s car parks at night.
If you want to learn more about the CityVerve project please click here.
Highway Electrical Association - HEN on the Road
Holophane will be once again exhibiting and attending the next HEN on the Road event at Crystal Palace Football Club on Thursday 24th May. Organized by the Highway Electrical Association(HEA) there will be informative technical talks on a range subjects from expert speakers and industry specialist from across the highway electrical industry.
We will be bringing along our V-MAX, CityMax and Line family range of luminaires and we will be on hand to talk with you about any projects or technical advice needed.
We look forward to seeing you there!