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A CIO’s Guide to Smart Street Lighting-Enabled Smart City Networks

CIOs in municipal organizations may benefit from understanding the evolution of street and area
lighting technologies and standards.

This Guide may help CIOs and their teams collaborate on Smart City
initiatives with their organizational peers in Public Works and Engineering departments.

The Business Case for Smart Street Lighting as the Smart City Network

Owners and managers of street and area lighting need high quality, reliable information to support informed decisions about Smart Lighting and Smart City-related projects. Until now, most of this information has either been scattered across a vast number of academic studies, or websites with unsourced information and marketing-speak.

This article is intended to provide a supportable, accurate framework to help answer these questions:  “Why should our organization care about Smart Street Lighting? What do street lights have to do with our Smart City vision? “

The Health Effects of Light Pollution

A growing body of scientific research suggests that light pollution can have lasting adverse effects on human health, and wildlife health, habitat, and migration.

Citation and Definition Archives

Tooltip-Chart-Smart City Network Sensor Savings

Tondo Smart Lighting also creates an open standards-based Smart City network for connecting sensors and other wireless and wired devices to Tondo's Cloud-IQ management platform. This can reduce sensor and device deployment costs by 80% or more versus proprietary...

Tooltip-Definition-NO/NC Contacts

Normally open(NO) and Normally closed (NC) are terms used to define the states that switches, sensors or relay contacts are under when they are not activated. A NO contact or a normally open contact is the one that remains open until a certain condition is satisfied...

Tooltip-Definition-Tondo CabinetIQ Lighting Control

Lighting control cabinets typically control a group of street lights or advertising signage from a "control cabinet". These controls have historically provided on-off functionality based on the time of day using an "astronomical clock"-based switch or daylight...


CAT-M/LTE-M and NB-IoT are similar but have differences that may make one suitable over another, or simply selected based on the support for one or the other that is available in your area. NB-IoT uses a narrow bandwidth of 200 kHz, where CAT-M uses 1.4 MHz. The...

Tooltip-Definition – Cat-M IoT

CAT-M wireless (aka LTE-M) is a low-power wide area network (LPWAN) cellular data transmission standard that operates over the data and physical layer. CAT-M was designed for IoT projects, with an average upload speed between 200 kbps and 400 kbps.