As more cities use LED Street lights to replace older lamps, they often don’t mention the Wireless Network that these new lamps often include now.  There are various brands out there and each work in a similar way, however ITRON, the maker of the Smart meters used here in British Columbia, seems to think that their smart meter network should be networked with the street lights.   The big question is Why?

“Municipalities will implement smart streetlights using sensors to monitor the environment, including lighting needs, traffic, smog, seismic and severe weather events, and to increase public safety.  Itron Riva™ technology does help efficiently and reliably communicate this sensor data over extensive mesh networks. Likewise, a utility or municipality’s streetlights can also be controlled using the same communication network (on/off/dimming), and the lamps can also be monitored for maintenance issues such as burned out bulbs or dayburners, allowing a utility to efficiently service streetlights.”

Many people sensitive to wireless say that this change would be unnecessary.   Street lights have been equipped with light detection for many years to turn each lamp off and on,  this did not require wireless.   

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United Kingdom,  Smart Street Lights

Cities are secretly rolling them out into the community without public consultation – placing them on top of the public street lighting. This is happening in a number of Areas in the UK

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“UK government plan to roll out smart meters as standard across the country by 2020 “

page 37 – Final Report from Dept. of Energy UK

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gov.uk  DCMS_5G_Prospectus.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5g-testbeds-trials-prospectus

gov.uk/government/publications/5g-testbed-and-trials-programme-phase-1-competition-guidance/5g-testbed-and-trials-programme-phase-1-competition-guidance

 

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Norway :  Smart Lighting (Wireless)

more information :  www.comlight.no/home

    “we focus on smart lighting, a relevant application domain for which we propose an intelligent street light control system based on adaptive behavior rules. We evaluate our approach by using a simulator which combines wireless sensor networks and belief-desire-intention (BDI) agents to enable a precise simulation of both the city infrastructure and the adaptive behavior that it implements. e results reveal energy savings of close to 35% when the lighting system implements an adaptive behavior as opposed to a rigid, prede ned behaviour.”      

      “Our solution assumes a wireless sensor network (WSN) platform and multiphase lamppost functionality based on LEDs, and it is based on an agent-based approach. e smart city scenario we are simulating involves a set of intel- ligent devices—in the Internet of ings (IoT) terminology things—which communicate and coordinate their actions to achieve intelligent street lighting. e devices are installed on the lampposts within the neighborhood that is being moni- tored and, additionally, in other strategic positions within this area. ey have the ability to sense the environment and share their views with each other. is enables them to construct a global picture of the site and make informed decisions about lighting depending on the real-time necessities at their location. e purpose of the system we are simulating is to use the street lighting in an energy e cient manner while guaranteeing service as needed to avoid a negative social impact. “

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When Light became Intelligent

All kinds of ideas that companies want to address by using wireless networks

 

 

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Australia : What Exactly Are These ‘Smart Poles’ Going Up Around Australia?

Rae Johnston

Jun 13, 2017, 11:15am

Roll out of Australia’s biggest “smart pole” installation has begun across Newcastle, with up to 50 smart city tech poles to be erected around the inner city. With 300 more due to be installed over the next few years, here’s all the info on what the poles will actually do, and where they will be going.

As well as offering WiFi connectivity, the smart poles boast energy-saving LED lighting that can be dimmed by remote control, audio speakers for public announcements and cameras for real-time traffic analysis.

“At the end of the roll-out in around two years, this installation will be the biggest and most functional smart lighting installation in Australia,” Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said. “We’re excited about the smart poles because they’re the first real tech hardware installed as part of the smart city strategy we have just released for public comment.”

Nelmes says this is just the beginning of a new era – in which we’ll see sensor-based smart lighting and other technology help make the city run more efficiently and provide valuable data insights for businesses, advanced manufacturers and entrepreneurial industries.

Newcastle City Council Interim CEO Jeremy Bath said the new smart poles would offer the city flexibility as its broader plan unfolded.

“Our poles are a modular system that can be easily adapted to different requirements and incorporate the latest communication and energy-saving lighting technologies,” he said. “All the lighting can be controlled on a desktop on google maps and you can dim them in the middle of the night to save energy. We’ll be able to add environmental sensors, smart parking systems and electrical-vehicle charging stations later on.”

Other smart pole installations around Australia include Darling Harbour (set to get 41 poles with remote controlled colour-changing lights, CCTV, speakers and WiFi), Victoria Square Adelaide (getting 10 poles for lighting purposes), Robina Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast (getting nine multifunctional poles with lighting, speakers, projection, WiFi and CCTV) and The University of Wollongong (scoring seven multifunction poles with street lighting, CCTV integration and banner arms).

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/06/what-exactly-are-these-smart-poles-going-up-around-australia/

 

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Smart Street Lights in the United States

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – April 2017

https://www.telensa.com/2017/04/13/harrisburg-is-doing-smart-city-applications-differently/

 

 

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References :

Smart Grid Field Area Networks (FAN)   https://www.itron.com/PublishedContent/Itron%20and%20Cisco%20Grid%20Intelligence.pdf

Itron Embedded Sensing (IES)  https://www.itron.com/PublishedContent/Itron%20and%20Cisco%20Grid%20Intelligence.pdf

Itron Streetlight Management  https://itronriva.com/iot-solutions/streetlight-management/

Phillips City TouchWireless connection to Street Lights  DigiStreet & CityTouch - Remote light Management