Intelligent lighting will become the best place for smart city development

With the continuous development of human society, cities will carry more and more people in the future, and the problem of “urban disease” is still serious. The development of smart cities has become the key to solving urban problems. Smart city is an emerging model of urban development. At present, 95% of cities above the sub provincial level, 76% of cities above the prefecture level, and a total of more than 500 cities have proposed to build smart cities. However, the smart city is still in the initial stage, and the system construction is too complex, and the urban intelligent street lamp project is undoubtedly the best place to fall.

In recent years, with the maturity of technology and products and the popularization of related concepts, the application scenarios of smart lighting have become increasingly rich, including commercial / industrial lighting, outdoor lighting, residential lighting, public lighting and other fields; In addition, the state pays more and more attention to energy conservation and environmental protection. With the rapid development of LED semiconductors and a new generation of digital communication technology, in the construction of smart city, the smart lighting market is gradually developing, and highlights appear frequently everywhere.

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According to experts, many cities across the country have introduced smart lighting projects. Among them, intelligent street lamp posts have become the data acquisition node and application implementation carrier of smart cities. Street lamps can not only realize simple lighting, but also control the lighting time and brightness according to the weather and pedestrian flow; Lamp posts are no longer just supporting street lights, but also helping people make choices to avoid congestion, and even become an entrance to connect WiFi and transmit data… This is the help and convenience of smart lighting in the field of street lights.

In fact, with the construction of smart city, from indoor to outdoor, smart lighting is gradually illuminating every corner of urban life, which will realize the revolutionary transformation of the city from management to service, from governance to operation, from piecemeal segmentation to synergy.

As far as China is concerned, three batches of smart city pilot projects have been announced, with a total of 290 cities; In addition, building a smart city will be an important starting point for China to promote urbanization during the 13th Five Year Plan period. Due to the support of the government and the efforts of major cities in the world to promote the smart city plan, the construction of smart city is expected to be further accelerated in the future. Therefore, the application of smart lighting in the public domain, as an important part of smart city, will also receive a priority development.

Intelligent lighting system can improve the urban energy utilization rate, bring practical benefits to the city and have an immediate effect. It can also use lighting equipment to capture more urban road and spatial information and get through the data of “heaven and earth”. In terms of street lamps with a wide distribution in the city, smart street lamps have the functions of automatic brightness adjustment according to traffic flow, remote lighting control, active fault alarm, lamp cable anti-theft, remote meter reading and so on, which can greatly save power resources, improve the management level of public lighting and save maintenance costs. This also explains the increasingly hot phenomenon of smart lighting in urban construction.


Although smart streetlights are at an early stage of development, smart streetlights plans have been launched in the United States, India, the Middle East and China. With the fierce wave of smart city construction, the market space of smart streetlights will have unlimited prospects. According to ledinside data, outdoor lighting accounted for 11% of the global smart lighting market in 2017. In addition to smart street lamps, smart lighting will also gradually penetrate into stations, airports, subway stations, underground parking lots, schools, libraries, hospitals, gymnasiums, museums and other public places. According to ledinside data, public lighting accounted for 6% of the global smart lighting market in 2017.

As an important part of smart city, smart lighting uses urban sensor network and power carrier technology to connect street lights in the city to form the “Internet of things”, and uses information processing technology to process and analyze massive perceived information, so as to make intelligent response and intelligent decision support for various needs including people’s livelihood, environment and public security, Make the lighting of urban life reach the state of “wisdom”. Intelligent lighting has entered a period of rapid development, with larger and wider application scenarios. It is not far away to become the best place for the development of smart cities in the future.