The project was one of the largest undertaken in Portugal, with 14,000 luminaires upgraded to LED in Paços de Ferreira and the neighboring town of Freamunde. Around 2,000 of these – 20% of the new LED lighting network – were connected to Interact City. This enabled the municipality to remotely manage and control the connected light points.
Despite the scale of the project, it was completed in just three months. Most importantly, the high-quality, reliable lighting improves the daily lives of residents. And now, Paços de Ferreira has a single control system to conveniently , efficiently and sustainably manage its connected lighting network.
The connected street lights can be remotely adapted to the time of night, season or event, making it easier to deliver the right light at the right time. Interact City also collects relevant data in close to real-time, allowing for almost instant adjustments when necessary. By making a modest initial investment to upgrade to LED technology, and using Interact City to drive further efficiencies, Paços de Ferreira has also experienced energy savings of 65%.