Japanese firm wins Cambodian intelligent lighting project prize
MinebeaMitsumi Inc has been awarded the Environment Minister’s Prize by Cambodia’s Ministry of the Environment.
The Japanese electronics specialists’ high-efficiency LED streetlight implementation project using wireless networks in Cambodia was selected for adoption in 2015, as the first project to be conducted in Cambodia under the Ministry of the Environment of Japan’s (“MOEJ”) “Fiscal 2015 to 2017 Project Facility Assistance project using a Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) to aid leapfrog development by subsidizing funds required for projects to reduce CO2 emissions.” In enhancing efficiency by switching to LED lighting with wireless dimming control, the project has realized a reduction of approx. 70% of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions amount when compared with conventional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting providing the same level of brightness.
The Cambodian Environment Minister’s Prize was awarded to MinebeaMitsumi in recognition of its contribution to reduced electric power use and increased efficiency, as well as its contribution to the environment.
In developing the high-efficiency LED streetlights, MinebeaMitsumi combined the wireless networking of its 100% subsidiary, Paradox Engineering SA, with the streetlights of Iwasaki Electric Co. Ltd., with which it has a capital and business alliance. MinebeaMitsumi is endeavoring to construct a system capable of bulk monitoring of various urban lifestyle functions such as parking sensors, electricity meters, surveillance cameras, etc., by combining these high-efficiency LED streetlights and cloud networking provided by NTT Communications Corporation.
In combining these functions, MinebeaMitsumi is undertaking the challenge of developing evolved devices which are not just lights but are lighting equipment with various added values such as energy-saving, improved safety, and improved convenience of city life, etc.