2015-11-13

Doncaster in UK Turns to Smarter LED Streetlights

Telensa, which provides end-to-end smart city solutions using its low power UNB wireless technology, has announced that a major new deployment is underway covering 33,000 LED streetlights in Doncaster, UK. The deployment is part of Doncaster Council’s Smartlight project that will see existing lights replaced by LED luminaires from Urbis Schréder. The new streetlights are wirelessly connected and managed using Telensa’s PLANet system, ensuring lighting levels are set correctly and power consumption is accurately recorded. Doncaster’s Smartlight project will deliver savings of approximately GBP 1.3 million (US$)  annually by reducing energy consumption by 8.7 million kilowatt hours and carbon emissions by 4700 carbon tonnes. 
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2015-11-06

Los Angeles Deploys Smart LED Streetlights with 4G LTE Wireless Broadband Coverage Capacity

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced that the City of Los Angeles (LA) will be the first city in the world to deploy 100 Philips SmartPoles – connected LED street lighting that includes fully integrated 4G LTE wireless telecommunications technology by Ericsson. The collaboration between Philips and Ericsson delivers on the latest Internet of Things (IoT) innovation and provides a double benefit to LA citizens: high quality, public lighting that is energy efficient as well as improved network performance in dense urban areas.
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2015-10-14

Canadian City Halifax to Install 43,000 Smart LED Streetlights

Silver Spring Networks announced it has been selected to deliver an intelligent LED street lights network in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Silver Spring Networks will be deploying its award-winning smart street lights solution, including its Streetlight.Vision control software, to network 43,000 LED luminaires provided by LED Roadway Lighting, a manufacturer of smart lighting systems. Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and, with more than 400,000 residents and geographic area covering almost 2,500 square miles, is the largest municipal area in Canada’s maritime province region.
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2015-10-06

Acuity Brands and Silver Spring Networks Partner up to Develop Smart City Lights

Today at the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference, North America’s largest conference dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service providers, Acuity Brands, through its subsidiary Acuity Brands Lighting, and Silver Spring Networks announced an agreement to jointly develop an intelligent lighting platform for utilities, cities, and large campus operators which will allow them to upgrade their aging lighting infrastructure and establish a path to additional smart city applications and services.
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2015-10-06

City Lights beyond Illumination

Kees van der Klauw, Senior Vice President at Philips Research shares his insights on smart city streetlights in this blog entry. Within ten years, two out of three people will be living in urban areas, many of them in big cities, which means – now more than ever – that these cities need to be functional and sustainable.
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2015-10-01

GE Lighting and ShotSpotter Sign MOU to Bring Gunshot Detection to Luminaires

Cities and their emergency responders will soon have a new way to deploy gunshot detection technology and be able to respond to incidents and react faster to protect their residents. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between GE Lighting and SST, Inc., developer of the ShotSpotter™ crime detection and location suite, lays ground to embedding sophisticated ShotSpotter technology into GE’s intelligent LED street lights.
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2015-09-22

Chicago Mayor Announces Plans to Modernize City Lighting

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) today released a Request for Information (RFI) for the Chicago Smart Lighting Project, which seeks to update the City of Chicago’s electric lighting infrastructure. The goal of the Smart Lighting Project is to transition the City’s and Parks’ lighting to LED technology and to replace outdated infrastructure to achieve efficiencies, cost savings, and improved performance. A large-scale conversion to more environmentally friendly LED technology will reduce electricity use and utility costs. This overhaul of City lighting fixtures and Chicago Park District pathway lighting will be financed through cost savings and potentially, new revenue sources that do not include additional taxpayer funds.
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2015-04-09

Los Angeles First City to Upgrade to Smartphone-Controlled LED Streetlights

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced that the City of Los Angeles (LA) will become the first city in the world to control its street lighting through an advanced Philips management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies. The new technology confirms LA’s Bureau of Street Lighting as a trailblazer in next generation LED street lighting with a new solution that saves energy, reduces maintenance and provides quality lighting that makes streets safer for LA residents. The technology also supports Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets initiative, promoting the revitalization of neighborhoods through more pedestrian-friendly streets for LA’s citizens.
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2015-03-27

Everlight Showcases Colorful Smart LED Streetlights at TILS 2015

Most of Everlight products highlighted at Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 (TILS 2015) were for retail and office lighting applications, but it was its smart LED streetlight product that stood out the most at its booth.
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2015-03-19

Siemens Beats Philips in Bid for New Hampshire City Streetlight Project

Aldermen of Manchester city in New Hampshire, U.S. have chosen Siemens traditional LED streetlights over Philips smart streetlights, reported local media the New Hampshire Union Leader.
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2015-02-25

Hitechled Launches Smart Solar LED Streetlights

Hitechled has launched the 60W smart integrated solar LED street light (model#:HT-SS-1H60). It integrates a 60W high lumen LED lamp, LiFePO4 lithium battery, high efficiency sunpower microcrystal solar panel, and a smart controller with PIR motion sensor. Generally, it outputs light in energy-saving mode; when the PIR motion sensor detects a moving object, it will automately light at full brightness for a certain time, then turn back to energy-saving mode. As there is no cable needed (no need to connect to municipal electronic power), it is simply installed and there is nearly no need for maintenance. Last but not least, it is 100% clean, green, renewable light, and can be used in for street, garden, country yard, parking lot, seaside resort and exterior area lighting wherever there is sufficient sunlight.
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2014-12-26

San Jose Starts Installing Smart LED Streetlights

San Jose, the third largest city in California, U.S. has started installing new LED streetlights throughout December, according to a report by San Jose Mercury News.
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2014-12-10

Copenhagen Leads the Way in Becoming Green City

Danish city Copenhagen is leading the global front on becoming a green city, according to a report by The New York Times.
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2014-11-19

Silver Spring Unveils the Next-Generation Smart City Networking Platform

At the Smart City Expo World Congress, Silver Spring Networks unveiled the next generation of its multi-application, smart city networking platform. Key advancements to Silver Spring’s IPv6-based networking platform include smart city extensions in the Streetlight.Vision Central Management System (CMS) software, integrated GPS, a migration path for those dependent on antiquated GPRS, and successful interoperability testing with multiple smart city CMS solutions in advance of certification for the TALQ outdoor lighting protocol. Silver Spring also announced new partners EnLight and Lumnex, who are integrating their smart lighting technologies with the Silver Spring networking and software platform.
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2014-08-20

Echelon Expands Presence in Outdoor Lighting with Acquisition Lumewave

Echelon Corporation, open-interoperable control networking pioneer for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced that it has acquired Lumewave Inc., a wireless outdoor lighting control system provider with a strong track record selling its solution to U.S. municipalities, universities, medical facilities and enterprises.
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2014-08-19

New Zealand City to Install Smart Streetlights

New Zealand’s Wellington City Council is planning to retrofit 18,000 streetlights with smart LED streetlights, according to a recent report by Radio New Zealand News.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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