The Tondo team includes highly experienced leaders in outdoor lighting, IoT technology, information security, artificial intelligence, and business analytics.
This is where you’ll find our thoughts on the current and future state of Smart Lighting and Smart City systems.
This 2016 paper by Adam Sedziwy and Leszek Kotulski is an essential for street lighting designers and engineers. The authors propose methodologies that drive savings by LED retrofit projects, advanced (aka Smart) lighting control and design, and operational & management cost savings available from advanced networked lighting systems.
We find evidence that communities that were assigned more lighting ex- perienced sizable reductions in crime. After accounting for potential spatial spillovers, we find that the provision of street lights led, at a minimum, to a 36 percent reduction in nighttime outdoor index crimes.
Advanced, or “Smart Lighting” controls provide us with the ability to tailor lighting for continual changes in pedestrian and vehicle traffic, ambient light, seasonality of vegetation, and the surfaces (e.g., concrete or asphalt) being lit.
Most of these elements are constantly changing throughout a day, a month, a season, or year.
Smart Lighting controls, sensors, and advanced software systems enable cities and organizations to automate and optimize their lighting to avoid under-lighting or over-lighting to increase safety AND reduce energy use.