Italian Universities hosted DIADEME Seminars

In Italy some Universities, or rather some specialized departments, are very active in research on public lighting. The experience of DIADEME project on adaptive lighting was shown to students, researchers and professors in selected Universities by expert engineers Di Napoli and Giansante, from Reverberi Enetec, coordinator partner of the project, to demonstrate the presence on the national territory of advanced solutions, as in the Rome EUR district case. During 2019, informative workshops were proposed – and favourably welcomed – at Bocconi University (3 April) and Polytechnic (3 April) in Milan, University of Genoa (2 May), Rome Tre (4 June), while in October it will be the University of Naples to host Diademe Team.
Technological evolution is making available low-cost sensors and communication systems, on the other side the European Regulation CEN-13201 on Road Lighting Standards, has established the range of applications of adaptive lighting, i.e. controlled variations over time in relation to traffic flow, time, atmospheric and weather conditions.
The CEN-13201 standard opens the field to a real-time adjustment of the roads light flow, introducing Discrete TAI (Traffic Adaptive Installation) and Continuous FAI (Full Adaptive Installation) adjustment, depending on the type of sensors used: to measure only the vehicular flow or even luminance level and weather conditions.
DIADEME chose the second type and probably this attracted a considerable interest from students and teachers in relation to the effectiveness of a regulation based on sensors and cameras able to guarantee safety of people and vehicles. In addition to the significant percentage of reduction of energy consumption and gas emissions that the system can provide.
Some students from the University of Genoa, inspired by DADEME Seminar, have committed themselves to plan a feasibility study of the application of DIADEME System, developed in the Rome EUR area, to the Genoa Historical Centre.