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Connected lighting
Powers Jakarta’s
Smart city transformation

City of Jakarta,


The project, a significant milestone in Jakarta’s ongoing transformation into a smart city, involves upgrading nearly 90,000 street luminaires with energy efficient LED lights connected to a Philips CityTouch lighting management system. The project is on target for completion in only seven months with approximately 430 light points being connected per day. This makes it the world’s fastest street lighting retrofit and remote management project undertaken to date

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We are

that connected lighting will help us reduce our energy expenses and improve public services."


- DKI Jakarta Government Office

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Customer challenge


With over nine million inhabitants, Jakarta is one of the world’s most populous and fastest growing urban centers. Before the upgrade, the city’s streets and public areas relied almost entirely on conventional lighting technology with no remote monitoring capabilities. In such an enormous city, this kind of system rapidly becomes difficult to manage. 

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The right lighting


The CityTouch installation meant Jakarta could:


• Upgrade approximately 50% of its lighting

• Replace inefficient mercury-vapor lamps with high quality, energy-efficient LEDs

• Control and monitor its new street lights remotely


The city-wide renewal, one of the world’s biggest and fastest ever, consisted of installing new energy-efficient CityTouch Ready LED luminaires and connecting the remaining street lighting estate to the CityTouch lighting management system. The installation was completed in just seven months, which meant the city could start enjoying CityTouch’s key benefits in record time.


Each light point is connected and performance data is sent through existing networks to the city’s lighting office or operator. The data enables city officials to efficiently monitor the city’s lighting infrastructure and remotely manage illumination levels to match different needs by district. For example, in the evening when traffic is low, Jakarta’s lighting office can dim the lighting by 50%, resulting in additional energy savings. CityTouch enables operators to have access to the latest luminaire status updates, get automatic failure notifications and send repair crews only when and where needed, improving operational efficiency.

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