Philips is teaming up with cities to bring them into the digital age
This 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.
The recent CityTouch installation, which was integrated with the systems already in use, helps establish a scalable smart city program with a resilient concept in place and allows energy offices to work more efficiently while saving on operational expenses.
The flexibility of remote management coupled with dimming and accurate energy tracking are in line with Semarang's smart city program"
Hendrar Prihadi, City Mayor
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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'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.
"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:
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.
First smart lightpoles were installed nearby Fira Barcelona
in cooperation with the municipality of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
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.”
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.
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.