Editor's Choice Articles

The following articles on street lighting and smart controls have been selected from publications around the world to highlight large-scale deployments as well as key technology and policy developments.

December 2021

Signify acquires Telensa

Installed base of smart streetlights nears 20 million

Bouygues to upgrade 43,000 street lights with LEDs and smart controls for Suffolk County Council, UK

Smart street lights to save Christchurch, NZ ratepayers $1.5m

Smart street lights trialled in Lyon only illuminate if someone passes

Lighting the Regions to slash millions in energy and maintenance costs

Parramatta leads way with largest smart streetlighting upgrade in NSW

New Zealand's largest dark sky reserve one step closer

New York State Ahead of Schedule in Retrofitting 500,000 Streetlights with Energy-efficient LEDs

Egypt to replace 1.5 million more street lights with smart LEDs

The Future of Street Lighting in Smart Cities – The Benefits of 2-node Architecture

Telensa demonstrates TALQ interoperability on Georgia street lights

The argument for switching off lights at night - BBC Future

Light pollution from street lamps linked to insect loss - BBC News

July 2021

Laval, Canada to convert 37,000 street lights to LEDs with smart controls

Seoul, South Korea rolling out multi-function poles to improve amenity, safety and convenience

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia deploying 74,000 LEDs with smart controls

Questions in Dublin, Ireland about glare from 4000K LEDs

Magnetic Island, QLD introduces low colour temperature LEDs to protect turtles

UCLA-Smithsonian research confirms yellow-rich LEDs less harmful for insects

North Yorkshire, UK deploying 50,000 LEDs while protecting darks skies in National Parks

February 2021

New Zealand village uses smart street lighting controls to protect endangered birds

Hertfordshire County Council in UK to use smart street lighting controls to address climate emergency

US utility, Ameren Illinois, replacing 350,000 street lights with LEDs

Outdoor lighting may be shifting bird migration by more than a week

Australian study shows outdoor lighting disrupting bird sleep patterns

Controversial study of link between outdoor lighting and thyroid cancer disputed

November 2020

Abu Dhabi expects 76% energy savings via PPP for 140,000 smart LED street lights

More than 20 central management systems for smart street lighting now certified by TALQ as interoperable

Western Bay of Plenty, NZ deploys 3000K LEDs to mitigate potential environmental harm

£35m Bradford street lighting deal for 53,700 LEDs with smart controls and for smart city sensors

Light pollution is bad for us and for wildlife

Intelligent street lighting systems will serve as the ‘neural networks’ for smart cities

German study identifies pivotal role of street lighting infrastructure for autonomous vehicles

In San Diego, ‘smart’ street lights spark surveillance reform

July 2020

Installed base of smart street lights to surpass 30 million by 2023

City of London deploys smart LEDs at 4000K on main roads and 2700-3000K in other areas

Work resumes on pioneering Dunedin 3000K LED replacement program

Smart street lighting an increasing focus of US cities and may be good post-COVID-19 stimulus opportunity