Cardiff deploys smart lighting network
Chris Jones, lead electrical officer at Cardiff City Council, said: “We looked at a broad range of factors when selecting our new connected lighting system.
“Our top priorities were to ensure maximum benefit for our citizens and capitalise on potential cost and energy savings. Philips Lighting has given us an infrastructure that will grow with our needs and provide quality light to make our citizens feel safer.
“With continual monitoring, we can now respond instantly – such as increasing light levels at peak times outside schools and hospitals.”
Jacques Letzelter, head of public lighting at Philips Lighting, added: “Our connected street lighting will contribute to a safer environment for the citizens of Cardiff and will enable the city to achieve savings in energy and enjoy operational efficiencies.
“It provides a scalable and flexible digital infrastructure which gives the city options for the future, such as inputting data into smart city dashboards or adding sensors that could, for example, monitor noise or traffic.”
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