We live in an era of technological advancements that is primarily focused on minimizing human efforts. The advent of a technological marvel, i.e. Internet of Things (IoT) has completely transformed the way humans work and live. It has not only made our working effortless but also improved the quality of our lives. IoT is an all-consuming technology that has paved its way in almost all the energy-related domains. However, its influence in the lighting domain has been supreme.
Over the period of time, the leading commercial lighting manufacturers have integrated IoT with lighting applications in order to develop smart lighting solutions that play a pivotal role in the development of smart cities and outdoors. These lighting solutions use the power of IoT for not only making the cities more safe and comfortable for the residents but also for making the lighting system an important part of the city’s digital ecosystem.
Here are some benefits associated with smart outdoor lighting:
1. Enhanced security
Enhanced public security and safety is possibly the biggest benefit associated with smart outdoor lighting solutions. According to the top LED lighting manufacturers, installation of smart outdoor lights helps in the development of a network canopy that allows public authorities to utilize more data. This eventually contributes in smarter and wider public surveillance. For instance, smart outdoors lights by Wipro Lighting are equipped with alarms and alerts from the connected lighting system that helps in increasing the safety and security of the citizens.
2. Easy maintenance
Smart outdoor lighting solutions are powered by LED luminaires, and thus, furnish a significant amount of cost and energy savings. Moreover, these state-of-the-art lighting solutions are usually powered with point-to-point, remote lighting controls that facilitate optimized management. This eventually provides easy control of the whole lighting network in the hands of public authorities and assists in proactive maintenance of faulty luminaires.
3. Transforming environment
Smart outdoor lights are exclusively designed to address all the public needs in the most efficient way possible. While improving the safety and security aspects, these lights also aid in the creation of a unique user experience. For instance, they allow public authorities to control the lighting as per the astronomical time - clock and based on the traffic on the roads during peak /non-peak hours. Authorities can power on the smart street lighting solution to its full potential during the peak hours and control the same easily during late hours when there are fewer vehicles on the road.
Moreover, smart outdoor lights can also be optimized for the collection of relevant environment-related data. For instance, Shuffle Smart Pole by Wipro Lighting is also equipped with light controls, WLAN, CCTV, loudspeaker, and EV charger that ultimately benefit the public.