SCHREDER - Sustainability Report 2023


Adaptive Street Lighting Enhances Safety and Energy Use in Sion

At Schréder, we are committed to developing and promoting open and interoperable solutions. We believe that in order to develop truly smart cities, we need to enable vendor-agnostic solutions that connect city devices to networks, thus contributing to the growth of an open technology ecosystem. Many of the solutions on the market today have closed architectures that lock cities into single vendor platforms. The interoperability and interconnection of different devices in a city depends on the establishment of open protocols. This is essential to ensure the development of truly smart urban environments. Our Owlet IV range of smart controls for public lighting supports adaptive lighting technology, optimising energy consumption by adjusting brightness according to real-time conditions such as traffic and weather conditions. Its smart and fully configurable dimming profiles intelligently regulate light output, reducing energy consumption during off-peak hours while ensuring safety and visibility. In addition, OWLET IV controllers use advanced cybersecurity mechanisms to ensure secure deployments in urban environments.

Sion, the historic capital of the Swiss canton of Valais, is a strategic gateway to some of the world’s most famous ski resorts such as Crans Montana, Saas-Fee and Zermatt. Road safety is a priority for the local authorities and drivers must have perfect visibility after dark, especially during the popular ski season. Yet, the town found the lighting was too bright at other times. In 2023, the local authorities, together with the local street lighting operator, decided to implement a groundbreaking smart lighting solution to optimise energy use while ensuring the safety of residents and tourists. The new adaptive system automatically adjusts the lighting levels according to traffic conditions.

9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and

This is achieved by integrating Schréder’s advanced LightSync algorithm with the EXEDRA lighting control system, eliminating the need for conventional sensors. Initial tests on a short stretch of road showed promising results, leading to a wider deployment on main roads. The Schréder EXEDRA platform provides continuous monitoring to ensure the effectiveness of the adaptive street lighting in real time. The lighting operator can consult the intuitive platform at any time to calibrate the light output level to meet the town’s current needs. This innovative project underlines Sion’s commitment to sustainability, efficiency and safety. It demonstrates how cutting-edge technology can be seamlessly integrated into existing street lighting infrastructure to achieve remarkable energy savings, preserve the environment and improve public safety. It sets a benchmark for other towns and cities.

institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

and private research and development spending.


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