Public lighting has always played an important role in cities, but now with LED and connected lighting it can fulfill its role as never before. By digitizing and connecting traditional street lighting, cities can deliver the right light when and where needed, optimize operations, save money, and help people feel safer and more comfortable.
But the value of digitized public lighting doesn’t stop there. As part of the IoT environment, the connected street lighting infrastructure can become an enabling platform for smart city applications, hosting sensor networks and wireless communications for smart parking, noise and air quality monitoring, incident detection, and more (Learn more about these smart cities initiatives). Because street lighting is already installed throughout the city, a connected system can serve as an integration point for many other city services.
We’ve gathered resources on these pages to demonstrate how the integration of connected lighting with data collection and analysis can transform your city into a smart city.