Light emitting diode (LED) vendors Telensa and Eaton Lighting are working together for connected solutions for outdoor LED light and related to smart city applications.
The partnership will focus on integrated lighting, control and smart city solutions, which are easier to deploy, scalable and offer long-term value to utilities, cities and transportation departments.
Telensa said the industry needs turnkey solutions that can accelerate a path to smart cities that will be driven by streetlight infrastructure. The belief is that connected street lighting will not just serve as a way for municipalities to save on energy but also open a path for these street lamps to a range of smart city applications. These applications include the internet of things — for traffic analytics, remote lighting control and air quality monitoring — and enabling 5G deployment on a greater scale.
Adding wireless controls to LED conversion projects saves money, improves service levels and provides lighting adaptation and automation. Streetlights, which are already deployed in cities, are seen as an ideal location to deploy this next-generation technology.