Street Lighting and the Networked City

Networked street lighting combines the latest in city-scale, energy efficient lighting and digital networking. Technology used in this type of street lighting includes smart meters and LEDs.

Recently, Osram announced its networked street lighting solution using technology from Echelon, a San Jose-based networked street light company.

The technology would save 40 percent more energy with the city’s street lighting system, compared to just using high-efficiency lamps alone.

“The vast majority of the world’s streetlights remain inefficient. Without a network however, there’s no way to tell whether they’re still working or have broken down. Connecting them to a network can offer real-time control of whatever functionality the light itself offers.”

Networked street lighting makes sense in most cases, especially given all the extra functionality. In fact, “street lighting networks can pay for themselves in energy savings in markets where electricity costs about 15 cents per kilowatt-hour or more.”

Source: The Energy Collective

 

By Gaylen Davenport

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About Gaylen Davenport

Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.

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