Escalating energy consumption is outstripping supply. Global Smart Lighting deployment options will reduce global energy consumption.
As Smart Connected Cities grow and develop globally (with climate action and safety initiatives being push forward), new methods for information collection, safety monitoring, and renewable energy use are of great value. The primary benefits of Smart Street Lighting are to provide lighting adapted to the movements in a city while having a bird’s eye view of the surroundings, connecting streetlights across a city or region. They provide an optimised lighting services, according to movements and traffic, using electricity more efficiently and collecting data to be used to improve transport networks and traffic safety. The use of LED bulbs with built-in sensors allowing for detection of approaching or departing vehicles and pedestrians, helps enable this.
This paper describes a controlled experiment showing a 39% decrease in crime and arrests with improved street lighting.
The presented case study shows that, thanks to
applying the proposed method, one can design a lighting system which has the energy consumption
reduced by up to 70%.