UK streetlight controls specialist Telensa has teamed up with Eaton Lighting to work together to deliver connected lighting for so-called ‘smart city’ applications.
‘The outdoor lighting controls market is fragmented, with many suppliers having a limited deployment footprint,’ Telensa founder Will Gibson told Lux.
‘We know the industry is looking for resilient turnkey solutions that are proven at scale and with the largest city and utility lighting networks, which is why we are excited to join forces with Eaton Lighting as smart LED street lighting enters the mainstream.
‘By combining our companies’ leadership in LEDs and smart controls, we’ll accelerate the path to smart cities driven by streetlight infrastructure.’
The partnership between market leaders is seen as key to expanding the implementation of integrated lighting, control and smart city solutions that are easy to deploy, scalable and offer long-term value to utilities, cities and Departments of Transport.
‘Cities and utilities are looking for simple, scalable solutions for smart LED street lighting that can grow into a full smart city infrastructure,; said Bob Smith, director of connected communities at Eaton Lighting.
‘Streetlights are an ideal location to deploy connected technology solutions, and we look forward to continuing to work with Telensa to make the vision of the smart city a reality.’
Connected street lighting serves as the gateway to a range of smart city applications, from traffic analytics to air quality.
Outdoor lighting is one of the largest, most energy intensive elements of city infrastructure, and is rapidly converting to LED technology.
Adding wireless controls to LED conversion projects saves money, improves service levels and provides sophisticated lighting adaptation and automation.
- Learn more about smart city controls at the LuxLive 2019 exhibition, The show takes place on Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November 2018 at ExCeL London. Entry is free if you pre-register here.