Interact Scene management software remotely controls the more than 50,000 light points installed throughout the waterfront district. System managers can use the Interact browser-based dashboard to instantly change or schedule changes to color, intensity, and other lighting attributes in response to the time of day or to commemorate special occasions.
The Interact system also detects and automatically reports on faults and collects performance information on each luminaire and the system as a whole, maximizing the overall efficiency of the district’s lighting management.
Signify’s Shanghai project illuminates three bridges—the Yangpu, Nanpu, and Xupu, all crossing the Huangpu River—as well as 37 buildings in the Bund waterfront district and 40 buildings in the Pudong financial district. The bridges, Bund, and Pudong district are now awash with clear, bright, controllable color, bringing a unique identity to a prestigious city while meeting its ambitious energy-efficiency goals.
China’s dual carbon goals echo similar multilateral climate programs elsewhere in the world—for example, the European Green Deal, which requires governments and businesses to work together to reinvent national and regional economies to serve urgent climate action.
Ultimately, the speed of global climate action needs to double to avoid the worst effects of climate change. China, which is responsible for nearly a third of global annual carbon emissions, must turn the tables fast.
“While China has seen energy play a key role in the unparalleled socioeconomic leap forward it achieved in the last few decades, China is again taking strong action on energy with its dual carbon goals,” says Harry Verhaar, head of Global Public & Government Affairs in the Strategy & Sustainability organization within Signify.
“While we will support these ambitions through the many benefits of connected LED lighting,” Verhaar says, “more broadly China’s ambitions underpin that carbon neutrality is a race to the future and lightens up the prospect that we can jointly keep the world within liveable boundaries of global warming.”