As part of an infrastructure renovation project, the city of Uberlandia in Brazil has connected 22,000 street lights in a centralized control model, making the city even smarter.
The fourth-largest city in Brazil is now Telensa street lighting system provider. The city officials have collaborated to create a unique urban project to run. The project called PLANTet connects individual lights to a cloud-based software platform using nodes connected to a wireless network. Employees can control the city’s lighting system and automatically detect errors.
The system reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions, making street lights more efficient and effective. Telensa has connected more than two million lights worldwide so far.
With many start-ups in Uberlandia, the city is proud of its innovation ecosystem.
The connected street lights market is expected to witness a 29.68% compound annual growth rate over the period between 2019-2024. Technological advances in smart sensors and wireless technologies for smart lighting are fueling market growth.
Intelligent street lighting systems are growing their popularity
The market for connected street lights is growing at a significant pace worldwide, mainly due to the emergence of smart cities.
Lighting in public spaces plays a fundamental role in the feeling of security, mobility, and enhancement of urban space. It creates an inviting environment for spaces and attracts business and tourism.
Intelligent street lighting systems consist of many valuable features that make them more reliable and efficient for environment-friendly use. These intelligent street lighting systems are energy efficient. They mainly use LED lights and have control units and sensors in all lamps, which allow them to transmit data to the central control system.
The rise of smart city projects is driving the market as they use new smart devices, which could help monitor energy consumption, traffic flows, water levels, etc. The effective use of these new technologies in Smart Cities is dependent on the development of infrastructure and smart supply chain.
This global transition is a much more incredible opportunity than a simple replacement of lighting technology. It is the gateway for cities to adopt a common platform with a series of “smart” solutions.
Due to its scope, modulation, and strategic position, public lighting becomes a “living asset” that can provide the city with new solutions.
However, lack of awareness among end-users is challenging the market as adoption will increase rapidly if more and more end-users grasp the main advantages of connected street light systems.