Pudong district, Shanghai China. Source: Interact City
Pudong district, Shanghai China. Source: Interact City

Signify bags top spot for smart street lighting: industry report

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Smart lighting specialist Signify has been rated as the top leader in connected street lighting by market analysis firm Guidehouse Insights.

The connected lighting company gained recognition for its leading position in the smart lighting market from Guidehouse Insights for its Interact City project which provides connected street lighting systems and management software.

Smart street lighting is increasingly becoming a must in cities which strive for the moniker “smart city”; according to Guidehouse Insight’s report, the market for smart street lighitng is expected to be worth more than $US8.3 billion by 2029.

“Over the past 2 years, millions of control nodes have been added to street lights globally. LEDs have evolved into the standard replacement for legacy lighting in most cities, and smart controls are increasingly being installed alongside LED deployments,” write the authors of the report.

Interact City has been involved in more than 2,000 smart street lighting projects worldwide, including major cities in 58 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

In Shanghai China, Interact City systems were chosen to light the Pudong financial district, which consist of more than 40 buildings and  three bridges – its largest project to date at the time, according to the company.

“Signify has deployed large-scale connected street lighting projects in multiple world regions with a strong product portfolio that is recognized in the market as being reliable, mature, and of high quality,” said Eric Woods, research director at Guidehouse Insights, in a statement.

The Interact City system provides a way of controlling, monitoring and managin LED street lighting in order to reduce energy consumption and operation costs.

“Such a strong and credible endorsement by Guidehouse Insights is testament to the great work our teams are doing in innovation and adding value for our customers through lighting for smart cities. It’s outstanding that we’ve retained this leadership position in a continuously growing competitive landscape,” said Harsh Chitale, division leader for digital solutions at Signify, in a statement.

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Bridie Schmidt

Bridie Schmidt specialises in writing about new technology and how it can help solve the problems of carbon emissions and climate change. With a degree in Communications from Macquarie University, and 20 years experience in front end web development, she has freelanced as a web and graphic designer since 2001. She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018, has a keen interest in the role that zero emissions transport has to play in sustainability and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. You can email Bridie at [email protected].

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