Philips wins smart lighting contract in Norwegian IoT project
Expanding its smart lighting partnerships, the Dutch company will provide more than 18,000 LED street lights
Philips Lighting announced that it will develop a smart lighting project in 11 municipalities in southern Rogaland in Western Norway. Under the agreement, the Dutch company will deploy more than 18,000 connected LED street lights, which will be controlled remotely using the Philips CityTouch lighting management system.
Philips Lighting reps said the combination of LED luminaires and remote monitoring and control will transform the management of lighting across the municipalities, enabling energy and operational cost savings.
Lyse Elnett, the energy management company owned by the 11 municipalities in southern Rogaland, will manage the installation of the LED luminaires. “Lyse Elnett has already installed the first 1,500 Philips Luma luminaires. The connected luminaires are futureproof and give the municipalities the ability to connect other sensors for smart city functionality in the future,” said Jarl Hoogstad, product manager for road and street lighting at Lyse Elnett.
Light poles are not only a key platform for network connectivity infrastructure, but also for smart city-type applications including traffic and environmental monitoring sensors, as well as IP security cameras and other safety applications like gunshot detection devices.
With Philips CityTouch system, each light point is connected and may be controlled and performance data will be sent through existing cellular networks to Lyse Elnett and the municipalities. The data will enable the utility to efficiently monitor the municipalities’ lighting infrastructure and remotely manage illumination levels to match different needs by area. In addition, the system enables faults to be reported and repaired quickly, reducing maintenance time and cost.
“We worked together with Lyse Elnett to find the best way to create a smart city vision across the municipalities in southern Rogaland. The LED lighting installation is a good example of how to reduce energy consumption while ensuring that street lighting is connected and future-proof to reap the benefits associated with smart cities,” said Bjørn Rune Steinsland, sales manager for Outdoor Lighting at Philips Lighting in Norway.
The remaining 16,500 smart luminaires will be installed in South Rogaland by the end of 2019, Philips Lighting said.