Currently, cities spend significant amounts on the electricity for outdoor lights on streets, parks, and so forth. These lights require frequent repair and monitoring, as they last one to two years, so there is also considerable operational costs to manage. Cities are converting to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for cost and energy savings.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of smart outdoor lighting include energy savings from LEDs, operational savings due to LEDs’ longer lifespan and remote monitoring and programming capabilities, and using the light pole infrastructure, to attach additional devices and sensors.
LED lights, wireless networks, cloud-based monitoring platforms, mobile devices for field workers, and sensor packs and other devices, like video that uses light infrastructure
Use Case Summary
Cities that use that use IP-connected LED lighting to provide remote monitoring, programmable and adaptable dimming and brightening, and intelligent energy metering and billing for lights. The light pole is used for additional connected devices that collect and transmit data to the community, utilities, the private sector, and multiple government departments.