The street lighting is a key public service responsible for creating a safe environment for pedestrians and drivers alike, omnipresent throughout the city. It is also one of the most burdensome services offered by municipalities all over the world. An obsolete street lighting system can account in terms of energy, operation and maintenance costs for as much as 40% of a typical city’s budgetary expenses, without even taking into account the negative impact on the environment.
With a smart street lighting in place, municipalities should be able to:
- individually manage every streetlight in the city, allowing smart autonomous operation and dimming according to traffic conditions and thus save energy, reduce costs and protect the environment
- have an in-depth, real-time awareness of the entire street lighting grid with all its components for quickly identifying possible malfunctions and optimize maintenance activities and, thus, increase the quality of services and reduce maintenance costs
- rely on a citywide, powered infrastructure for any smart city developments
The smart street lighting solution should also be viable in the long term, future-proof, with the possibility to integrate present and future systems and avoid being vendor-locked.