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Intelligent street lighting Digitalizing urban lighting

Intelligently controlled street lighting brings more safety for road traffic and provides greater convenience for maintenance. At the same time, it still saves plenty of energy and protects the environment.
You can make urban lighting systems more efficient and take the first important step towards a smart city with our solution for smart lighting management.

The challenge

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In addition to switching over to LED technology, intelligent street lighting provides enormous potential for energy efficiency

More efficient control of public lighting

The lighting of public thoroughfares provides a safe and appealing environment for all citizens. However, the lighting systems for streets and plazas also consume a lot of energy. In addition, there is often a lack of transparency regarding failures and a lack of flexibility concerning the adaptability of the lighting infrastructure.
Intelligent management of the lighting infrastructure extends the service life of the luminaires and reduces the amount of maintenance required. Safety and visibility in urban areas is significantly improved by targeted lighting activity. At the same time, carbon emissions are reduced and light pollution is curbed.


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Smart street lighting

You can make urban lighting systems more efficient and take the first important step towards a smart city with our solution for smart lighting management. Use smart street lighting for upgrades to existing systems or for the realization of new projects. The intelligent lighting solution is supported by modern communication technologies such as LoRaWAN and cellular communication.
The combination of smart control and communication components and an open, safe light management system allows you to have full control over the city-wide lighting infrastructure. With it, you can digitalize your lighting infrastructure with universal lighting control devices without being limited to a single supplier.

Your advantages

  • Cost reduction through energy savings
  • Reduction of carbon emissions and light pollution
  • More convenience and efficiency for administration and maintenance
  • Data transparency through location-independent monitoring and diagnostics
  • Compatible and future-proof with openness and modern communication technologies
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Control of the light level of street lights
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Environmental sensor technology icons superimposed on a smart city
Smartphone with service app for commissioning the lighting control devices

Keep an eye on your lighting infrastructure across the entire life cycle. As a system integrator or installer, benefit from complete remote monitoring, administration, and control of the lighting via a single web portal.

You easily gain remote access to the lighting control devices through the service app. The user-friendly Luminaire Start app helps you use your cellular device to commission, test, and locate the devices and transfer the data to the light management system.

Control of the light level of street lights

Flexible dimming profiles for individual street lights or a group optimizes light availability. Depending on when and where the light is needed, you can dynamically design the light level adjustment depending on brightness, traffic, or the presence of people.

Custom lighting profiles can be assigned to each individual lighting group for crosswalks, main and side streets, and squares, for example. Lighting clusters based on astronomical calendars, luminous intensity sensors, or motion detectors are quickly created using light management system functions.

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Receive comprehensive status and output information from measurements and calculations of each single luminaire at any time. This provides you with key insights into energy consumption and potential for saving energy. With the system’s diagnostic function, service technicians can localize defective luminaires directly in the street lighting network.

Particularly in situations where the street lighting network is widely distributed, this function reduces inspection trips and lowers energy costs. If the control device has a communication malfunction, an automatic fallback strategy based on internal calendar entries ensures seamless operation.

Environmental sensor technology icons superimposed on a smart city

The networking of intelligent lighting systems creates the perfect platform for Smart City and IoT applications. In the future, multifunctional street lanterns will take on key tasks in a communicatively networked city. Alongside public WLAN, they supply data on air quality and traffic flows or function as e-charging stations.

For example, street lanterns equipped with environmental sensors can collect data on movements, weather, and traffic volume. With the help of the light management system, the data is transferred via open interface (API) to municipal and institutional data platforms, where it can be usefully linked and analyzed.

More about Smart City
Interaktive image map: Smart street lighting system architecture
Cloud or on-premise
With our open system architecture, you can use the Smart Street Lighting solution directly in the cloud, or we can work together to integrate our services into your existing infrastructure. API connectivity enables communication with other systems in your preferred data center.
LoRaWAN-based lighting solution
Upgrade your street lighting with LoRaWAN control devices (LCUs) and use them to effortlessly control luminaire brightness – regardless of the manufacturer. Open LoRaWAN gateways ensure secure data transmission from luminaires to the light management system in the LoRaWAN network.
Light management software
You can control light points individually, localize them, and commission them easily using your own Smart Lighting Service web service access. You can also analyze and optimize your entire lighting network.
Wireless communication-based lighting solution
Would you like to modernize your existing system and switch your existing street lighting via the conventional cellular network (4G, 5G, etc.)? Our automation system equips you for communication via standardized remote control technology – even across a widely distributed street network. The signal exchange between street lighting distributors and SCADA systems is continuous. The signaling and control device takes over activation of the individual light strips. Night and half-night circuits and separate circuits for crosswalks are easy to implement.
Commissioning app
The Luminaire Start mobile application for smartphones helps you localize the light points in the field.


St. Gallen illuminated by night

Introduction of smart lighting in St. Gallen

On the way to becoming a smart city, St. Gallen modernized outdated and inefficient street lighting technology. In the proof-of-concept project with Phoenix Contact, an intelligent lighting control system supported by LoRaWAN communication technology was successfully integrated.