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Los Angeles is

blazing the trail

for connected street lighting

Making the city of Los Angeles 
a livable city

With Philips CityTouch, Los Angeles remotely manages more than 100,000 street lights to create a more livable city.
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With this technology, it is

just so headache-free

We install it and move on.”


- Ed Ebrahimian, Director of the Bureau of Street Lighting

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Customer challenge


The 215,000 street lights in Los Angeles include more than 400 different styles distributed across 7,500 miles of roadway. Maintenance has traditionally depended on crews who scout the streets at night to identify outages— that, and calls from citizens. The bureau handles 40,000 such calls per year. They needed to find new technology that could improve customer service, make people feel safer, and create a more livable city.

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The right system


After piloting systems from several different managers, street lighting directory Ed Ebrahimian selected Philips CityTouch, “the best product at the lowest price.”


CityTouch capabilities that helped decide Ebrahimian included remote monitoring, automatic notification of outages and other events, easy installation and simple commissioning, accurate lighting asset information, integration with the bureau’s existing management systems, and futureproofing through software as a service delivery.




CityTouch is a software platform for outdoor lighting. It allows operators to monitor and manage the public outdoor lighting infrastructure. They can also store, visualize, and analyze historical information about luminaire performance


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The Team

Ed Ebrahimian  

Director, Bureau of Street Lighting

City of Los Angeles

Bureau of Street Lighting



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