The financial case for smart street lighting is strong, and the secondary benefits are extensive

22 May 2015
Report type: Implementation Guide
Author(s): Alex Chau - Research Director, Head of Asia
Keywords: IoT, internet of things, internet, things, M2M, machine-to-machine, smart, cities, lighting, philips, south, coast, nuevo, leon, oslo, tenerife, los angeles, palencia
Number of Pages: 42

Street lighting is widely deployed across cities and public highways in order to enhance public safety. It is costly to maintain and operate due to rising energy prices. Local municipalities are implementing measures to try to reduce costs without compromising public safety. However, they are not merely ‘switching off the lights’ but rather looking for smarter solutions to manage lighting. Examples include adjusting light output to meet weather or seasonal conditions, but also adjusting more intelligently to usage and occupancy by asking questions such as ‘Is the area congested?’ Smart street lighting applications underpinned by M2M technologies, are becoming increasingly common.

This Implementation Guide provides guidance to city managers on how they should best deploy smart street lighting. It examines the business case for the deployment of connected street lighting and provides six case studies.

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