Smart Cities:

Success stories

 

Smart Cities is a vision of the future, but it's also a reality today. Philips Lighting supports Smart City initatives with the world's most complete portfolio of LED luminaires, controls, software management platforms, apps and services.

Philips Lighting has successfully deployed Smart City solutions in municipalities around the world. These range of modest lighting installations in places such as Tenerife, Canary Islands, and Siegburg, Germany, to large-scale retrofits in global cities such as Los Angeles, which is intelligently managing over 100,000 street lights with Philips CityTouch.

 

Philips Lighting has the technology, financing, services, and partnerships to make your Smart City vision a reality. Investigate the case studies on these pages to see how Philips Lighting has already helped municipalities around the world make their cities safer, more efficient, and more sustainable, and more livable.



   

We found CityTouch to
be the ideal solution for
managing our outdoor
lighting system."

   

Santiago Yanes,
Lighting Operator, Ports of Tenerife

Success Stories

Helsinki pilots smart city parking


The smart parking pilot explores new applications for connected technology. This pilot builds on a connected lighting infrastructure by using sensors embedded in the light poles and cameras to monitor parking availability. Monitored data is sent to a central server and pushed to platforms that can be used by 3rd party applications and services. Continuous tracking helps identify available spaces and parking bottlenecks.

Jakarta embraces connected technology


Jakarta's recent lighting project, a significant milestone in the city's ongoing transformation into a smart city, involved upgrading nearly 90,000 street luminaires with energy efficient LED lights connected to a Philips CityTouch lighting management system. Completed in just seven months, this project represents the world’s fastest street lighting retrofit and remote management project undertaken to date.

Evolving applications,
Los Angeles


"There is a lot more that can be achieved using the street lighting infrastructure, in addition to providing lighting for the citizens.” Ed Ebrahimian, Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles.

Philips Lighting created a pilot program that uses an open systems approach to leverage the city’s connected street lighting infrastructure:

Smart poles


Philips and Ericsson partnered to create Philips lightpole site slim – a smart, flexible lightpole that integrates broadband connectivity, advanced LED lighting and future expandability. It integrates seamlessly into the urban environment, without creating visual clutter.
 

Smart poles are already installed in Barcelona, Spain and San Jose and Los Angeles in the US.

San Francisco


In 2011, the non-profit arts organization, ILLUMINATE, collaborated with the California Department of Transportation, and artist Leo Villareal to create a stunning display of light on the San Francisco -Oakland Bay Bridge. Unveiled in 2013 and originally intended as a short-term installation, The Bay Lights became a global attraction. Before going live, it was dubbed by Hemispheres magazine as “the number one thing to see in the world during 2013.”

Semarang


The Indonesian city has taken a major step towards reaching its smart city goals thanks to the recent installation of Philips CityTouch and upgraded LED lighting, resulting in increased energy savings and lowered operational costs.

Siegburg


Utilizing the CityTouch workflow app, which designed exclusively for lighting, officials of the city of Siegburg, Germany, are now able to efficiently streamline workflows, improve maintenance response times, and more.

Los Angeles

 

With more than half of its street lights already converted to LED, the city of Los Angeles connects 110,000 light points using Philips CityTouch and connector nodes with plug-and-play activation. With its new lighting management system, Los Angeles is a on its way to becoming a smart city.

Buenos Aires


"In addition to enabling energy savings, CityTouch provides our customers with unique, flexible, sustainable, and integrated lighting management solutions."

Gustavo Verna, CEO Philips Argentina

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