LA Connects, Controls its LED Street Lights

April 8, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

Philips energy manageThe City of Los Angeles will control its LED street lighting through a Philips management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies.

With the Philips CityTouch connected lighting management system, the LA Bureau of Street Lighting can remotely control lighting fixtures as well as monitor energy use and the status of each light. Using mobile chip technology embedded into each fixture, the street lights are able to identify themselves and network instantly. This approach reduces the cost of programming each fixture and eliminates on-site commissioning. The entire system can be controlled and managed remotely through any web browser.

LA has about 7,500 centerline miles of LED street lights.

While CityTouch is already in use in 31 countries, the LA system is the first in the world connecting directly to each light point using the Philips CityTouch connector node, which can connect street lights from any manufacturer.

CityTouch gives the Bureau of Street Lighting a clear picture of the entire city’s lighting system with map-based visualization, charts and diagrams.

 

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