According to Gartner, “Intelligent streetlights will be one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the city.” But if that’s the case, most cities are still in the dark. Many authorities don’t know how many street lights they operate, at what power level and which types. Without this base level of understanding it’s hard for them to take advantage of immediate potential savings from energy reduction and automated lighting management, let alone the long-term benefits of connected street lighting as a central infrastructure and source of valuable city data and insights, which Gartner alludes to. By controlling lights wirelessly, however, every city can start on the journey to smarter, better managed lighting.
. Source: Analysts Explore How IoT Technologies Are Poised to Transform Cities at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016